ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DONATES 1000 APRONS TO AID END POLIO CAMPAIGN
Chinwe Ugele, Umuahia
To finally drive a nail to the coffin of wild polio virus in Abia state,
Rotary International through the Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee
has donated a thousand aprons to the Abia state primary health care
This is to enable easy identification of care givers and health
personnel during immunization days within the state to douse and allay
the fears expressed by parents when they are approached for approval
to administer vaccine on their babies.
Assistant Rotary public Image coordinator, Rotarian Onyinye
Ralph-Nwachukwu explained that the difficulties and challenges
encountered by the health personnel necessitated the request for
additional aprons and their subsequent approval and production by
Nigeria recently celebrated three consecutive years without any case of wild polio virus recorded or reported anywhere in the country,
It is this feat that Rotary International wants to sustain and finally
celebrate their years of financial input into the fight against polio
Deputy governor, Ude Oko Chukwu recalled the long journey of Rotary in
the ‘kick out polio’ campaign in the country and promised that the
state government will be equal to the task to own the fight someday
and sustain the successes already recorded over the years.
According to the Desk officer of World Health Organisation in the
state, Dr. Okoro, there is need for accurate documentation of the
process, as the stage that has been attained will be crucial given all
that it entails.
The Executive Secretary of the Abia state Primary Health Care
Development Agency, Dr. Chinagozim Adindu commended Rotary
International for its effort in seeing that the virus is completely
eradicated from the country.
The programme featured the official presentation of the aprons to the
deputy governor and the administering of polio vaccine on some babies.