Katsina State government has kick-started the 2017/2018 measles vaccination excercise in the state.
At the official flag off of the campaign in Batagarawa Local Government Area, Governor Aminu Bello Masari explained that about one million children across the state are to be vaccinated against the disease.
He said this will strengthen the children’s immunity against measles which is among child killer diseases in the country.
He noted that the state government was working in conjunction with the federal government and development partners to make the vaccination exercise a success.
Governor Masari said the state government was working to improve access to primary health care for people in all books and crannies if the state.
He also disclosed that the admission capacity of the College of Nursing, Katsina, has been upgraded from fifty students to a hundred students per session.
He also listed other achievements in the health sector to include the successful passage of the Primary Health Care Under One Roof, which will soon be implemented by the state government.
In her remarks, the state Commissioner of Health, Hajiya Mariyatu Bala Usman said this round of measles campaign will be more successful going by the level of preparation and financial commitment by government.
She urged religious and community leaders to support the campaign by calling on parents to present their children for the vaccination.