Polio Spread In Cameroon Boarder Community Frightens Cross River

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The reported cases of wild polio virus in the Cameroon Boarder community close to Danare in Boki and Obanliku Local Government Area has made Cross River State to roll out its robust continuous immunization care to the citizens living in the area and other northern parts of the state.

Reported cases of wild polio virus in Cameroon was recently circulated thereby scaring the people living along boarders.

The Permanent Secretary, Community Health and Primary Health Care, Dr. John Odok, alluded to this recently when he met with the State Social Mobilization Committee in his Calabar Office.

Odok however said there was no cause for alarm as he assured citizens living in the area of government commitment to prevent any occurrence of the virus in the state.

While commenting on the preparedness of the forthcoming Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW) in the State, the Permanent Secretary said all preparations are in top gear.

He lamented that some mothers do not take their children and wards to health centers for immunization, because they are used to having health workers move from house to house for immunization.

The permanent secretary called on members of the committee to use available and effective channels of communication such as churches, schools, town announcers, health clubs, traditional rulers, amongst others to mobilize women to visit the health facilities within their wards in order to access health care services.

He announced that the exercise which will feature immunization, distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINS), Rapid Diagnostics Test Kits(RDTS) for malaria, and free healthcare services to pregnant women and children under the age of five, is slated for 7th to 12th June and is expected to be flagged – off by the Governor on Saturday, 7th June, 2014 in Okpoma, Yala L.G.A.

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