KWPHCDA boss applauds kwara health workers
The Executive Secretary of Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency (KWPHCDA), Ilorin, North Central Nigeria, Dr Nusirat Elelu joined the world in celebrating World Immunization Week and applauded state health workers for their steadfastness in the primary health care sector in the state.
Dr. Nusirat said she was impressed with the quality of human capital and the willingness of the state government to go the extra mile to ensure that the state does not become a haven for preventable diseases.
She reiterated the
the commitment of the SPHCDA administration under the leadership of the state government has taken on the difficult task of ensuring that health workers are able to control the spread of COVID-19 via timely vaccination , measles, tetanus, yellow fever, tuberculosis, etc. in the state through effective vaccination coverage.
According to her, “These are costly and time-consuming efforts, but we remain resolute in our promise to the people. Our Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is the most passionate about Kwaran security,” she said.
In his words, “We must sincerely commend His Excellency for being proactive in supporting vaccination in the state as evidenced by the lead that Kwara State has taken in vaccinating against Covid-19 in the country. These steps taken so far by the Governor to curb the spread of the disease are to be commended. »
Speaking about our routine immunization for children under five, Dr. Nusirat said that our routine vaccines are still available at all our health centers in the state.
She also implored the citizens of Kwara to cooperate with vaccination teams during campaigns to increase coverage by ensuring that their neighborhoods are vaccinated during any exercise.
Dr. Nusirat also informed Kwarans that COVID-19 can be overcome through effective and safe vaccination which is already being rolled out across the state with vaccinated people.
According to her, additional people will be targeted once the vaccines become available in the country.
“COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and we must continue to ensure that we follow all safety measures like hand washing, social distancing and other safety standards recommended by our healthcare professionals until that we are able to achieve herd immunity where the majority of the population has been vaccinated,” she added.
The Executive Secretary commended the state’s health workers and tireless Primary Health Care team, and also appreciated them for their frontline role in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases in the state.