No fewer than 47,077 children out of 50,268 children under five years had been immunised against polio in Zango Local Government Area of Katsina State in a renewed effort to tackle the virus.
The council’s director of primary healthcare, Hajiya Hafsatu Ahmed, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zango on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
Ahmed said that the council had also administered 51,240 out of 52,840 vaccines received.
The director commended the efforts of the state government for providing logistic support for the exercise.
She said that no case of rejection of vaccine against polio was recorded throughout the exercise.
Ahmed said that all stakeholders that included traditional, religious and community leaders were fully involved in the exercise which lasted till Tuesday.
The council’s Roll- Back- Malaria Manager (RBM), Alhaji Tijjani Ahmed, also told NAN that the distribution of free mosquito nets in the LGA would hold between Oct.13 and Oct.17, 2018.
He said that the training of ad-hoc staff that would handle the distribution, monitoring and evaluation of the exercise across the 10 electoral wards had since commenced.
According to him: 20 supervisors, 244 mobilisers, 52 waste managers ,52 health educators and 104 crowd controllers have been engaged for the exercise across 52 distribution points in the area.
He warned the potential beneficiaries against diverting the mosquito nets.
He said that, whoever, was caught either among the beneficiaries or the officials handling the programme would not be spared.