Bauchi State Govt to Sanction Health Workers Over Polio

The Bauchi State government has threatened to sanction any health worker who does not take the fight against polio seriously.

Governor Isa Yuguda, who spoke at a meeting with the media said, “The state government remains committed to the Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) and Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) activities. We achieved modest increase in routine immunization coverage from 46 per cent in 2012 to 77 per cent in June, 2013. We will intensify efforts to not only reach but surpass the optimal coverage of 80 per cent”.

The meeting was organized by the state Primary Health Care Development Agency in conjunction with the state chapter of Journalists Against Polio (JAP).

The governor called on the media to intensify dissemination of information on anti-oral polio vaccine. Yuguda, who was represented by his deputy, Alhaji Sagir Aminu Saleh, said the state would honour health workers who perform well.

source: Daily Trust

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