Thursday, January 25, 2018
DSPHCDA TAKES AWARENESS ON MEASLES VACCINATION TO OSHIMILI NORTH
The Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency (DSPHCDA) has embarked on general advocacy programme targeted at creating awareness and preparing the grounds for full participation in the forthcoming Measles Immunization Exercise across the State.
According to the Health Educator, Mrs Ijeoma Popo who led the Advocacy Visit Team to Oshimili North Local Government Council, Akwukwu-Igbo, disclosed that the Measles Immunization Exercise would commence on the first of March till thirteen of March, 2018.
Mrs Ijeoma Popo debunked the rumour making the round that some soldiers were assigned to inject children with Monkey Pox in order to reduce the population of the people in this region, stressing that the rumour had been making people to decline taking injection for childhood killer diseases.
Mrs Ijeoma Popo, however solicited the cooperation of parents, guardians and Teachers, urging them to allow the children under the ages of zero to five (0--5) years to participate in the forthcoming Measles Immunization Exercise.
She clarified that the health officials that would carry out the Measles Immunization Exercise would be dressed in medical regalia and not army uniform.