In its bid to rid Poliomyelitis infection and secure a bright future for children, the Ogun State Government in collaboration with development partners flagged off the National Immunisation Plus Days NIPDs for children aged between 0-5 years.
Flagging off the ceremony at Idofoyi Health Center, Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Kayode Oladehinde, represented by the Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola stressed the importance of the NIPDs in the fight against polio, reiterating that the intention of immunization is to promote the growth of children and urged mothers to take their children to the nearest primary healthcare centres for vaccination and advocated that schools and markets across the State should be sensitized.
The PS, according to Mrs. Fatimah Alatishe, the Press Officer, PHCDB, noted that the present administration is committed to the health needs of its citizenry especially the children, adding that the administration since inception has recorded no outbreak of poliomyelitis as it has put necessary measures in place to avert child mortality and deformity.
In his welcome address, Yewa North Local Government Area, Hon. Gabriel Ogunyomi, represented by the Vice chairman, Hon. Bukola Omoyayi, thanked the state government for considering the council for the flag-off of the National Immunization Plus Days campaign, assuring full implementation of the vaccination exercise in the local government.
In their goodwill messages, state Coordinators, World Health Organization WHO, National Primary Health Care Development Agency NPHCDA, United Nations for Children Fund UNICEF, representatives of traditional rulers and community leaders lauded the efforts of the state government for supporting all healthcare initiatives by the Federal government and development partners.