By Asma’u Ahmad
The Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said it had made significant progress in various immunisation conducted in the last two years.
The council’s Chairman, Mr Musa Dikko, said that the health sector had been a major focus of his administration that received a boost within the period.
This is contained in a documented report produced by the Primary Health Care Department of the council which was made exclusively available to newsmen by the chairman.
He noted that the council had implemented five rounds of National immunisation Plus Days (NIPDS) and Sub-immunisation Days (SIPD).
Dikko said that an average success rate of 131.7 per cent was achieved, in addition to 131 per cent success rate recorded during the 2018 measles vaccination campaign.
He also said that the council had implemented Maternal, Child Health Care and Family Planning Programmes “with a high degree of success.”
The chairman said that capacity building workshops were conducted both for Health Management Information System and Health staff.
Dikko said that a total of 180 participants benefited from both private and public facilities within the council.
He also said that the council had in collaboration with some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) succeeded in inaugurating more healthcare centres in some rural communities.
“We inaugurated three health facilities in Shere, Tunga Kwaso and Jikoko in collaboration with Citizen Education Development Initiative, Business and Professional Women Organisation and Tabitha Cumi Foundation,” the chairman said.
Dikko said that the council would not relent its efforts in curbing the outbreak of communicable diseases.
He assured residents that the distribution of treated mosquito nets and other necessary materials such as malaria logistic commodities would always be available in all the council’s wards.