Written by Ateed YUSUF

Kwali council moves to tackle polio rejection

The coordinator of Primary Healthcare, PHC, services in charge of Kwali area council, Dr. Samuel Adudu, has said that the council has taken measures to tackle polio rejection in the area. 

He disclosed this to The Abuja Inquirer while assessing the just concluded immunization plus days held in the ten political wards of the council. 

Adudu, who is also HOD of the department of health, said that prior to the takeoff of the exercise, stakeholders meeting was held aimed at sensitizing residents on the need to cultivate the habit of supporting the exercise, just as he applauded the role traditional and religious leaders played in mobilising their followers. 

The health expert said that the council has achieved 85 percent coverage of eligible children in Kwali and environs, noting that 85 teams were dispatched to immunize forty nine thousand children to ensure no child was missed. 

The HOD revealed that the department has introduced micro plan to look at the hard to reach settlements, even as he appreciated the contributions of the chairman of the council for timely release of funds and other logistics to make the immunization exercise a hitch free exercise.

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