By Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government on Monday promised to do everything possible to eradicate the scorge of polio in all the nooks and cranies of the state.
Speaking at a stakeholders forum to educate the people of the state on the need to eradicate the the diseases, the Executive Secretary, Osun State Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr Oluwole Fabiyi stated that the government is ready to commence vaccinations of children in the state to avoid worsen situations.
It would be recalled that recently there was resurgence of polio in Lagos and Ogun States that affected many children.
Fabiyi who spoke through the Assistant Health Promotion Officer, Education unit of the board, Mrs Taiwo Adeniji, noted that it was imperative to combat the scourge for the state health development.
He disclosed that the state has mapped out strategies to combat the out break titled ‘Out Break Response to Polio in Osun State’ (OBR).
He stressed that the implementation date for the vaccination within the state would commence from 18th to 21st May which will be done on house to house bases.
Fabiyi stated that other strategies to be adopted includes house to house vaccination, facilities based vaccination and Road vaccination.
He then advised all the stakeholders in health sector to rise up and ensure that nobody or house is left out of the exercise for the benefit of all the residents of Osun State.
Fabiyi also urged all traditional rulers and religious leaders to educate their members on the need to get their children vaccinated for their well being.