Insecurity: Yobe engages local community to attain 96 % immunisation coverage




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DAMATURU – The Yobe Government on Thursday said it had achieved 96 per cent coverage in routine immunization in the state, through the engagement of members of local communities in areas with daunting .
Dr Muhammad Kawuwa, the state Commissioner for Health, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Damaturu.
“Government engaged locals in areas with to carry the exercise, using health promotion teams for a follow-up to ensure that no part of the state was left ’’, he said.
The commissioner said government had not relented in renovating and equipping the 12 Hospitals and eight Comprehensive Health Centres across the state, in addition to engaging specialised .
“Government established a Primary Health Care Management Board to boost primary health care delivery, the 20 Hospitals and Comprehensive Health Centres for the secondary health care sector.
“We are in partnership with specialists from University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and Federal Medical Centre, Nguru, in Yobe, among others, to specialised manpower to the hospitals, and to make health care delivery accessible and affordable in the state.
“The ministry has also developed a resources document, with short and long term plans, to address the needs of health institutions in the state,’’ he said.
Kawuwa said government had been procuring N20 worth of and consumables monthly, to sustain the ”Free and Medical for Pregnant Women and of the .
“It is gratifying that the Health Insurance in six Hospitals and other deliberate measures adopted by government, had grossly reduced maternal mortality and child morbidity in the state,’’ he  said.
The commissioner said government had also procured to combat outbreaks of diseases.
“We adopt precautionary measures, engage in surveillance, as well as ensure availability of in case of any of diseases,’’ Kawuwa said. (NAN)