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Regional News of Monday, 20 December 2021


Ganduje flags off mass vaccination exercise

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

To effectively tame the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has flagged off mass vaccination exercise against the pandemic as well as launched access to care under Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) in all sectors of health experts, including development partners.

The exercise took place at the Government House in Kano yesterday, December 19, 2021, where he revealed that: “As we are graduating from vaccination of targeted groups and population, we now open a new chapter called mass vaccination.”

It was organized by the state Primary Healthcare Management Agency (KSPHMA) in collaboration with the state

Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KSCHMA) through the state Ministry of Health.

Ganduje said: “We took all the necessary measures that were (are) required to tame COVID-19 in the state. That effort was made possible by the will of Allah.

“We also need to appreciate the efforts put in by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Abdussamad Isyaka Rabi’u, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, our health workers, and of course our security agencies for the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols.”

On access to healthcare, he said: “Our aim is to have good access to healthcare service delivery across all the 44 local government areas, and to also have functional primary healthcare for our health facilities.”

He stated that the idea attempts to have minimum requirements for personnel, consumables, physical maintenance among others.

The governor distributed identity cards for enrollees and presented cheques to health facilities in the state amid jubilation in appreciation of his concern for the development of healthcare delivery services.