By Muhammad Auwal
The Kwara State Government has directed Directors of Personnel Management (DPM), in all the 16 Local Government Areas of the state to play active role in the drive to eradicate polio and other immune diseases.
Alabi, who said the meeting was to review the progress of the Primary Health Care and the immunisation exercise, called on them to mobilise their people to ensure the success of the programme.
The deputy governor, who is the Chairman of the State Task Force on Immunisation, urged them to cooperate with the state government to exterminate polio and other diseases in the state.
He implored the people to take the issue of immunisation seriously and encourage their children to be vaccinated during the immunisation period.
He said that the state government was determined to improve the health sector, hence the attention given to the payment of counterpart funds, among others.
Alabi commended the various stakeholders for their support and assistance in ensuring the success of the programme.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Rhoda Ajiboye, called on the DPM to accord priority to immunisation and open the necessary accounts to benefit from the intervention fund.
The State Coordinator, National Primary Health Care Development, Mrs Bolatito Oladipo and the World Health Organisation State Coordinator, Mr Mustapha Katibi commended the positive disposition and giant stride achieved by the state government in the health sector.
They pledged their support to ensure the success of the programme.