Polio: Community appeals for access road, free immunization


Gobirawa Barham community in Dala local government area of Kano state has appealed to the state government to provide them with access road in the area.

The Ward head of the area, Malam Hassan Garba, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) on Monday at a rally organised by the state Ministry of Health.

Garba explained that polio immunization had gained 100 per cent compliance in the area, unlike previous months when there was low level awareness.

He revealed that the community was in need of access road to reach a facility in case of emergencies.

According to him, “The people have been facing difficulty in accessing healthcare services in the city where the facilities are situated, so we appeal to government to rehabilitate the road to make it easier for us.”

The traditional ruler further appealed to the government to consider providing a small health facility to ease the suffering of the community.

The Primary Health Care Coordinator of the local government, Hajiya Aisha Wali, said the area had been consistent in receiving polio vaccine.

She explained that over 100,000 children have targeted for the December round of immunization in the area.

NAN reports that the state Ministry of Health had organised a rally in the three metropolitan local governments to mobilize people for the December round of immunization. (NAN)



Dec. 10, 2018 @ 19:19 GMT |

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