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Uduaghan Warns Health Workers

THE State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has directed the authorities of local government councils and the State Primary Health Care Development Agency to organize and fund task force on immunization that will provide technical support for Immunization.

Dr. Uduaghan gave the directive last Saturday in Ashaka, Ndokwa East Local Government Area while flagging off the fourth polio eradication quarterly  sensitization campaign.

The governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama (SAN) appealed to community leaders, religious leaders, elders, faith based organisations, market associations and women group to join the government in their final push to eradicate the Polio disease by mobilizing families to get their children vaccinated against the polio virus.

Dr. Uduaghan warned those who collect money in Health Centres to desist or face the music.

He said, his government is committed to taking positive steps in a sustainable manner to stop the transmission of poliomyelitis and eradicate it from the state and  explain that although Delta State is polio free there was urgent need for mothers to ensure that their wards are presented for immunization and for tetanus vaccination.

The    Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Otumara who declared that no case of Wild Polio virus has been officially recorded in the state said however, that the state government has put in place different agencies to check the out break of the Wild Polio Virus.

Dr. Otumara who called for total personal hygiene and proper sanitation said the disease thrives in communities with poor sanitation and low vaccine up take. He later assured the people of better funding of Primary Health Care Programme at the Local Government level to complement the efforts of the state government.

The Commissioner lauded the efforts of UNICEF, WHO Rotary International, National Primary Health Care Development Agency for their support for the wellbeing of the Nigerian Child.

The Head of Personnel Management, Ndokwa East Local Government Area, Mr. Steve Eboka lauded the three point agenda of the state government and the free maternal care which according to him has enhanced and improved the health of mothers and children.

He disclosed that Ndokwa East Local Government Area has thirty one heath centres spread all over the local government area which provided health care services to the people.

Some of the mothers who spoke, commended the state government for the immunization programme which according to them has helped in the reduction of polio.