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Ugwuanyi’s wife tasks mothers on update of immunisation

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The wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugochi Ugwuanyi, has tasked mothers to always ensure they take proper record of their children’s immunisation, for effective administration of vaccines on them for healthy living. She gave the advice during the flag off of the 2021 Maternal, New Born andChild Health Week (MNCHW) and Modified Integrated

Medical Outreach Programme (MIMOP), yesterday at the Uwani Health Centre, Enugu South Council of the state. She noted that some mothers do forget the scheduled date for immunisationof their children, stressing that proper record keeping is essential and a sure way to effectively immunise children.

“You should have a small bag where you keep your children’s cards. You will also put in the bag everything concerning the child that you need in the hospital so that even when you are not there, the person taking the child to the hospital can pick the bag and present the necessary records for urgent medical attention.

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“Immediately you get to the hospital, you give them the card so that they know the child’s immunisation record, because they will ask questions, such as how many immunisations he or she has taken, among others. So let’s try to update our children’s immunisation card”.

Executive Secretary, Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA), Dr. George Ugwu, disclosed that the state government was focusing on primary healthcare services across the state.

“Our healthcare government has given the agency the mandate to work hard and ensure that the healthcare development services for the rural and ordinary citizens of this state are improved,” he said.

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He noted that the Ugwuanyi administration has been providing critical infrastructure, building and renovating health centres, stressing: “It is only in Enugu State that you talk about Type 3 Primary Healthcare Centre, which is a special primary healthcare centre above the expected level.”

On his part, Chairman, Enugu South Council, Monday Eneh, who was represented by his deputy, Sandra Onyia, applauded Ugwuanyi and his wife for their contributions to quality and affordable healthcare service delivery across the state in spite of the nation’s economic, security and public health challenges.

Also, Chairman, Enugu State Traditional Rulers’ Council, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu, representative of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Ogechi Akalonu and UNICEF representative, Nwakaego Ibekwe and others, maintained that the immunization programme was aimed at effectively guaranteeing the health and wellbeing of mothers and children in Enugu State.

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