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Gezawa Polio: lack of whistles, sweets inducement dampens children’s enthusiasm

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By Adamu Aminu.

The head of the department, the health of Gezawa local government area of Kano state Bashir Abdullahi Minjibir said lack of distribution of sweets and whistles to children during this month impromptu exercise has constituted relative inconveniences in their normal friendly approach to administering the vaccine to soften resistance from the intended recipient.

Abdullahi Minjibir disclosed on Monday during a review meeting conducted at the Gezawa secretariat.

He said the motives which led to the dearth of the inducements meant for the targeted children were not availed to him.

“But, despite that, the prevailing situation hasn’t dampened our spirits, we contacted the local government authority and pledge to intervene before the end of the exercise Minjibir said.

On the issue of success recorded during the exercise, the Gezawa health, head of the department added that from day-1 to day-3 more than sixty thousand children were successfully immunized.

He added that the retaining staff who conducted the exercises deserve a pat in the back and multiple thumbs up for their perseverance and commitment to duty.

Bashir Abdullahi Minjibir then, comfort some of the committed staff whose allowances dangled somewhere along the line, urging them to be more patients, their complaints would be addressed by WHO within the shortest time.

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