The Gombe state’s Primary Health Care Development Agency said it has concluded arrangements to immunise 900,000 children against polio in Gombe state.
This expansive programme is an emergency response after two new cases were confirmed in neighbouring Borno State.
This was disclosed by the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Ahmed Gana, Premium Times reports
Mr Ahmed said that the government targets over 900,000 children and also that in the course of the sensitization programme, staff will pay special attention to Internally Displaced Persons and the bounder areas.
“With the influx of people from neighbouring states into Gombe state as a result of the insurgency, we need to take precautionary measures,” he said.
Mr. Gana further expressed satisfaction with the quantity of vaccine supplied to the agency by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.
According to him, the case reported in Jere LGA of Borno State involved a child who had arrived at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp from Maiduguri (Muna camp in Jere LGA), after trekking for two days following the provision of an escape corridor by the military.
He said the second case was detected in Gwoza LGA. health facilities in both Local Government Areas destroyed by insurgents.