Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Monday flagged –off the Sub National Immunization Day for children under age zero to five years in the state.
Ugwuanyi was represented by Dr George Ugwu, the Secretary of the Enugu State Primary Healthcare Development Agency.
He said that Enugu had not recorded any case of poliomyelitis since 2008 as a result of the state government’s effort and support in the health system.
He added that series of immunization in the state had been successfully carried out in all the 17 local council areas.
The governor noted that the revatilisation of the state primary healthcare had been embedded into the 2020 budget.
He stressed that qualified health workers would soon be employed to rural health facilities for quality healthcare delivery services.
The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, commended the governor for his support towards the immunization exercise.
Represented by Okechukwu Ossai, the State Hospital Administrator, Ugochukwu stated that the Sub National Immunization was to ensure that polio and other diseases were totally eradicated in Enugu State.
In her goodwill message, Ada Erinne, the Enugu State Coordinator of the World Health Organiation, (WHO) said it was a step in the right direction by reducing morbidity as polio free state since 2008.
Erinne said that the Organization had supported the state in areas of training the health workers for complete coverage of immunization exercise in the state.
Dr George Ugwu, Executive Secretary of the Enugu State Primary Health Care Agency, said that state had trained and mobilized over 500 team of health workers for total coverage of the immunization exercise.
Represented by Dr Ben Nsodukwa, a director in the agency, expressed gratitude to governor Ugwuanyi on different programmes organised by the agency through his effort.