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Ganduje unveils mass vaccination for COVID-19

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
20 December 2021   |   3:03 am
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday, commenced a mass vaccination exercise against the COVID-19 pandemic to effectively contain its spread in the state.

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday, commenced mass vaccination exercise against the COVID-19 pandemic to effectively contain its spread in the state.

He also unveiled access to health insurance package under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF).

Although Kano was part of the few states that benefited over N900 million BHCPF funds from the Federal Government in 2019, the programme did not commence immediately.

A statement issued by Spokesman to the governor, Abba Anwar, disclosed that Ganduje also distributed identity cards for enrollees and presented cheques to health facilities for the smooth operation of the programme.

The governor, who highlighted efforts by the state government to control the virus, urged members of the public to get themselves immunised against the virus.

He stressed that the recent outbreak of Omicron variant of the virus was deadly and urged the people that vaccination exercise would be open to all citizens to protect them from the health challenge.

“As we are graduating from vaccination of targeted groups and population, we now open a new chapter, which is called mass vaccination.”

“We also need to appreciate the efforts of Aliko Dangote, Abdussamad Isyaka Rabi’u, Aminu Dantata, our health workers and of course our security agencies for enforcing COVID-19 protocols,” he said.

He added that the unveiling of access to health programmes signaled the activation of the Federal Government’s initiative across the state.

“Our aim is to have good access to healthcare service delivery in the 44 councils of the state and have functional primary healthcare for our hospitals. It is encouraging that the idea attempts to have minimum requirements for personnel, consumables and physical maintenance, among others,” he added.