Katsina: Commissioner calls on husbands to allow their wives, children to immunization posts
The Katsina State commissioner of Health Hajiya Mariyatu Bala Usman has appealed to husbands in the State to allow their wives to take their children to the immunization posts for registration of births, maternal and child immunization across the state.
The Commissioner made this call while making her speech during the official flag off of the ongoing Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week aimed towards improving the maternal and child health in the state yesterday in Kaita Local Government.
According to her: “We have established 1,800 immunization posts for registration of births, maternal and child immunization.
“We have also made special arrangement for the immunization of expectant mothers and their registration during the one week exercise.
“In each ward, there will be three posts manned by five health personnel for the conduct of the immunization,’’ she said.
Also in his remarks, Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says 2.5 million expectant mothers and children would be immunized during the ongoing Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week.
The governor said that all children under the age of five and expectant mothers would be immunized free of charge at various points in the state.
Masari said that the State Primary Health Care Development Agency Law of 2007 would be amended for effective coordination and healthcare system.
He said that plans were on for the establishment of a Drug Management Agency to ensure the steady supply of quality drugs to improve healthcare delivery in the state.
In his remarks, the District Head of Kaita, Alhaji Abdulkareem Kabir, urged men to allow their pregnant wives and children to go for the immunisation.