By Haruna Gimba
No fewer than 62,728 children had been targeted for immunization against the polio virus during the ongoing polio immunization exercise in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa state.
The Information Officer of the Council, Malam Abdullahi Yakubu, disclosed the figure in an interview with newsmen in Dutse, the state capital.
Malam Yakubu said the council had received enough doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) to cover the targeted number of children.
He explained that the children would be immunised against polio and other child killer diseases during the five-day exercise.
The spokesperson added that the World Health Organization (WHO), had provided 58 cartons of biscuits, 19 cartons of Klin detergent, 18 cartons of milk and six carton of balloons to be distributed to children during the exercise.
He further said the council had provided 57 cartons of sweets to woo children to participate during the house-to-house immunisation.
According to him, the council has received 70,000 vaccines for Direct Observed Polio Vaccination (DOPV) in the area.
Yakubu added that UNICEF had also provided enough Health Camp Drugs for the exercise.
Health Reporters gathered that the polio immunisation for the month of May, was flagged off in all the 27 local government areas of the state last at the weekend.