Anambra State government says it is constructing bridges across the hard-to-reach areas of Anambra East and West local government areas

immuThe Commissioner for Health in the state Dr Joe Akabuike announced this while briefing newsmen on the second round of the National Immunization Plus Days in Awka.

According to him ,these areas are located within the riverine communities of the state,which are difficult to access.He also  emphasized that the fumigation of all the nooks and crannies of the state was on-going to prevent mosquito bites

Dr Akabuike explained that the result of the first round of the National Immunization Plus Days in the state which took place in February this year recorded one hundred and eighteen percent success..He said the second round of the immunization was a repeat of the first round but with an addition of enumeration of households to elicit the number of children under five years.

The Commissioner stated that the objective of the exercise was to sustain the eradication of wild polio virus among children  between zero to fifty-five months in the state.

Dr Akabuike said traditional rulers,Presidents-General,market women and religious leaders were being mobilized for the immunization campaign,stressing that over two million children ,pregnant women and women of child bearing age were being targeted for the  exercise.

Correspondent Kevin Ekediegwu reports that a representative of donor agencies in the state Dr Willy Onuora maintained that the immunization team would visit house to house and other strategic places for the exercise,insisting that the vaccine was free,safe and effective.

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