Kano State Government has extended its Immunization Plus Days IPDs against polio virus to Internally Displaced Persons IDPs Camp in the State to prevent the spread of the virus over the influx of IDPs from Boko Haram ravaged states.
During the just concluded July round of the polio IPDs, Kano health workers stormed the IDPs camp in Hotoro and immunized hundreds of under five children for five consecutive days.
The rationale behind the exercise was aimed at sustaining the unrelenting efforts of the state Government in its 38 months record of uninterrupted polio free status.
Commenting on the development, the Primary Health Care Coordinator of Tarauni Local Government Council, Comrade Nura Haruna Rimigado, said the rationale behind the IDPs immunization was hinged on the influx of IDPs to the City.
Rimigado described the move as a proactive measure to prevent any avoidable importation of the virus from the neibouring states, especially Borno State where the last polio case was discovered in Nigeria.
He added that no fewer than 200 elegible IDPs children were immunized daily in the camp for five days, promising to maintain the gesture in the next round of the exercise.
Besides the IDPs immunization, the Primary Health Care Coordinator also confirmed that the IPDs exercise was also extended to Markets and Motorparks in the area so as to ensuring that no child was left unimmunized during the period.
He noted that the exercise recorded a huge success in the area as evident in the Council’s record surpassing the 72,760 targeted children for the immunization, saying the number of noncompliance were drastically reduced and those noncompliance cases identified were adequately resolved before the end of the five days exercise.
He commended all stakeholders including religious and tradition leaders for their unrelenting efforts towards eradicating polio in Nigeria, urging them to sustain the tempo in order to achieve the desired goal.
Posted By: Kolade Adeyemi, Kano On:July 23, 2018 In: News Update