Determined to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Kano State, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has flagged-off mass vaccination exercise to curtail the pandemic.
The governor also launched access to health care under Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) in presence of experts, including development partners.
A statement signed by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the governor and obtained by PlatinumPost on Sunday, said the exercise took place at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano, Sunday.
“As we are graduating from vaccination of targeted groups and population, we now open a new chapter, which is called Mass Vaccination,” the governor said.
According to the statement the event organised by the State Primary Healthcare Management Agency (KSPHMA) in collaboration with the State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KSCHMA), through the state Ministry of Health.
The statement quoted Ganduje as saying “We took all the necessary measures that were (are) required to tame COVID-19 in the state. That effort was made possible by the Will of Allah.
“We also need to appreciate the efforts put by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Abdussamad Isyaka Rabi’u, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, our health workers and of course our security agencies for enforcing COVID-19 protocols.”
On access to healthcare the governor said “Our aim is to have good access to healthcare service delivery across all the 44 local governments. To also have functional primary healthcare for our health facilities.”
Highpoint of the programme was the distribution of identity cards for enrollees by the governor and presentation of cheques to health facilities in the state to the tune of millions of naira, amid jubilation.