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Taraba State governor, Mr. Darius Ishaku has said his administration will do everything possible to provide quality health care services to save lives of Taraba citizens.

Ishaku made this known on Friday at the flag off of the 5th round of Outbreak Response Campaign against Polio at Lankaviri in Yorro local government area of the state.

The governor noted that he will look closely into how routine immunization activities in the state can be further supported, adding that other components of the integrated health care services across the state will also be improved upon.

He called on all to support and encourage women and children to take advantage of all the services that would be offered during the maternal and child health week in order to achieve the intended purpose of the programme.

In his address, Commissioner for Health Taraba State, Dr. Innocent Vakkai thanked governor Ishaku for his continuous support which he said has been the bedrock of the success the ministry has recorded so far.

According to him, the ministry had during the last round, immunize 953,564 children with the support of World Health Organization, UNICEF and other partners.

The Commissioner informed the gathering that the fifth round which will commence on Monday will involve deworming of children under 5, provision of vitamin A, anti maleria, iron tablets for pregnant women, HIV counselling and testing among others.

Vakkai who called on the people to take advantage of the opportunity and come out enmass to participate in the week long programme, appealed to stakeholders to continue to create awareness about immunization services and other maternal and child health programmes in the state to reduce the risk facing children.

Jalingo, Maigida Facii

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