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WPD: Kano marks 3 years polio-free status



Polio immunisation: Agency targets 41,460 children in Hadejia LGA

As Kano join the rest of the world to mark this year World Polio Day, the State Government has emphasised on the need for intensive community mobilization in order to sustain its over 3 years polio-free status.

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The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabir Ibrahim Getso, who made the call while briefing journalists on the sideline of the World Polio Day celebration, also called for concerted efforts of all stakeholders to ensure that no case is reported up to 2019 and beyond so as to certify the country as polio-free nation.

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The Commissioner said no fewer than 3.17m children were immunized during the just concluded Immunization Plus Days IPDs against polio with just a few number of 526 non-compliance cases recorded, linking the huge success to the commitments of the development partners and provision of budgetary allocation to all the 44 LGAs by the state government.

Meanwhile, Dr Getso also dispelled the rumours making the round that the State Government is contemplating of selling the multi-billion newly constructed Gigiyun and Zoo Road hospitals as alleged by the Kwakwasiyya Group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction in the State, describing the rumours as a pigment of imagination of unpatriotic individuals who are unhappy with the progress being recorded in the State health sector.

Kolawole Omoniyi - Kano

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