COVID-19: Gov. Ganduje Flags Off Mass Vaccination Exercise
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, on Sunday, flagged off a mass vaccination exercise against the COVID-19 pandemic as part of measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, made this known in a statement in Kano on Sunday.

Anwar quoted Ganduje as saying: “We took all the necessary measures that are required to tame COVID-19 in the state.

“As we are graduating from vaccination of targeted groups and population, we now open a new chapter, which is called Mass Vaccination,” he said.

He commended Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Abdussamad Isyaka Rabi’u, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, health workers and security agencies for their efforts in managing the pandemic and enforcing protocols.

The Kano State government also designated 509 health facilities for administering the COVID-19 vaccines.

The leader of the state Technical Response Team on COVID-19, Tijjani Hussaini, disclosed this on Monday at a sensitisation meeting with security agencies held at Government House, Kano.

In a presentation, titled ‘COVID-19 Vaccine : Roll Out Plan in Kano State’ Mr Hussaini said: ‘In Kano, we have identified 509 health facilities that will be used as COVID-19 vaccination centres.Some participants at the sensitisation meeting

Some participants at the sensitisation meeting

‘We will use Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital and Dala Orthopedic Hospital.’

Mr Hussaini said there would be four phases for the vaccination exercise in the state.

 

The governor also inaugurated access to care under Basic Health Care Provision Fund in the state.

‘Our aim is to have good access to healthcare service delivery across all the 44 local governments, and functional primary healthcare for our health facilities,’ he said.

He said this would enable the government to ensure minimum requirements of personnel, consumables, physical maintenance among others at the health facilities.

 

AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK

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