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Polio ; Over 53, 210 children to be immunized in Hong LGA



Polio: Over 53, 210 children to be immunized in Hong LGA

By Baba Yakubu Yola

No fewer than 53,210 children are expected to be immunized in the ongoing house-to-House polio immunization in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Agency of the local government, Alh Adamu Hassan Pella made this known in Garaha village while flagging-off this year’s National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs) in the area.

Pella said the local government had received 60,000 doses of vaccines for the exercise.

While noting that in the next six months Nigeria would be certified polio free if no case was recorded, Pella urged parents to present their children from 0 to five years for immunization.

“Our health personnel move from house to house to carry out the exercise, while others will be at fixed posts. There is also a special team, so that the entire local government will be covered within the four days period of the exercise in 518 settlements”, Pella said.

Flagging-off the exercise, the wife of Hong Council chairman, Mrs Awumtiya James Pukuma urged parents to avail their children for the exercise to record maximum success in the area.

“This is the only way we can protect our children from being victim of poliomyelitis as well as halt the manifestation of the disease in any part of the local government, ” she said.

Pukuma who expressed delight with the arrangement put in place by the Primary Health Care Agency in the local government to ensure a successful immunization coverage, solicited for maximum cooperation from all communities in the area so that no child is left out.

In his remarks, the Social Communication for Development Officer of the local government, Alhaji Hamidu S. Audu reminded parents that immunization is a right, and they must not deny the children their right to healthy life as humans and leaders of tomorrow.

Audu urged parents to keep the immunization card in a safe place for future references and called on pregnant mothers to always visit health centers for ante-natal for their well-being and that of the child.

In their separate remarks, the representative of the District Head of Dugwaba, James Buba and the Village Head of Garaha, Dauda Istakis gave their assurance to mobilize for a successful exercise.

There are also goodwill messages from the Hong Legislative Council Chairman House Committee on Health, Hon Barminas Musa, and the Councillor representing Garaha Ward, Hon Hyellabathiya Anthony.

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Covid – 19 ; FMC Yola suspends visiting hours, pegs one relative per patient



COVID-19: FMC Yola Suspends Visiting Hours, Pegs One Relative Per Patient

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TheFederal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola, has suspended the visiting hours to the hospital. It has also reduced the number of patient relatives to one relative per patient.

This is contained in the press release Tuesday, signed by the chief information officer of the hospital Adamu Muhammad Dodo,

Dodo revealed that the measures taken were “in compliance with the directives from the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), with a view to controlling the spread of Corona Virus Disease; COVID-19.

1. All visits by the patient relatives have been suspended till further notice.
2. Only one patient relative is allowed to stay with a patient on admission.
“The management of the hospital wishes to remind members of the public to observe regular hand washing with soap and clean water, use of hand sanitizers where soap and water are not readily available, observe social distancing, avoid handshake and crowded places and observe personal hygiene

“These measures will be reviewed as the situation improves,” the hospital management assured.






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COVID -19; Borno NUJ commends BOSG steps in preventing the virus



Covid 19, Borno NUJ commends BOSG steps in preventing the virus

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ ) Borno Chapter has commendad the Borno State government for taking a swift action to prevent out break of Corona virus disease in the state.

The NUJ in a statement signed by its secretary, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim said *”Wworthy of note is the setting up of high powered Response Team for the prevention and control of Covid-19 as well as provision of state of the art facilities for testing, isolation center and intensive care unit among other restrictive measures to keep the public safe. ”

The Union however calls on the government to provide more artificial respiratory machines to complement the ones on ground for use and as precaution in the event of any suspected case.

NUJ Borno Council assures government and people of the state of adequate and accurate coverage as well as timely information on prevention and control of corona virus.

The statement equally calls on journalists not to publish any alleged case on Covid-19 without confirmation from the Response Team or the Commissioner of Health in the state and be cautious while covering issues relating to the pandemic by using personal protective equipment.

“We also implore the public to be prayerful for an end to the global pandemic and remain law abiding in the face of restrictions by the government on social distancing including personal hygiene.*, the NUJ stated.


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Adamawa CP directs DPOs, Area Commanders to enforce public compliance with preventive measures on COVID -19



Adamawa CP directs DPOs, Area Commanders to enforce public compliance with preventive measures on Convid-19

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr Audu Madaki, has directed Divisional Police Officers and Area Commanders to ensure public compliance within their areas of jurisdiction of all legitimate orders given by government to contain the Convid-19 pandemic.

The directive was contained in a statement by the Adamawa Command Spokesman, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, who said that the commissioner also warned against unnecessary arrest and detention of suspects.

“Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) global health threat and the subsequent social restriction orders imposed by governments at all levels, to enable its containment, the Commissioner of Police, AUDU A MADAKI , while enjoining citizens to voluntarily adhere to the orders, directs all DPOs and their supervising Area commanders to ensure that all legitimate orders given in pursuant to the containment efforts by the Government are strictly enforced within their areas of jurisdiction.

“The CP while urging officers to observe personal safety measures, further directs the Area commanders and DPOs to ensure that cases of unnecessary arrests and detention of suspects are not condoned.

  • “He reiterates that detention of suspects must be reduced to the barest minimum and that only very serious cases such as terrorism, armed robbery, homicide and other non-bailable offences should warrant detention. The CP further directs that adequate measures be put in place to screen persons to be committed into police custody.

    “The CP enjoins citizens to avoid social visits to police stations and other police offices and minimize official visits, except where absolutely necessary. Meanwhile, the CP has ordered for immediate publicize phone numbers of it’s Command Control Room, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and other Operational Commanders using the conventional and non- conventional media in order to facilitate alternative interacting and reporting options between the Public and the Police.”

    The statement also announced the closure of all Police Primary and Secondary schools in the state in compliance with Federal Government directive, adding that the Police Medical Services has also step up sensitization programmes across Formations and Barracks in the Command.

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