Health News Watch: Enugu Measles Campaign, Cross River Begins Production of Her Vaccines

Welcome to another edition of Health News Watch…

The health space have been so involved with many positive strides, many laudable actions and vibes. From the local level to state level and up to the Federal levels, the story appears to be changing for good.

Measles Campaign Gets On In Enugu State.

It appears there is a spread of measles in Enugu state, with the disease affecting children and infants between the ages of 9 months to 5 years.

The Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo made it abundantly clear when she was on hand to launch the state initiated campaign against further spread of the disease.

We will also continue with our free maternal healthcare. The government hereby urges the media to join hands to create awareness about this campaign. The vaccine is safe and effective and is given at no cost because the government has paid for it.

“This campaign is not a house-to-house event and we urge all to bring out our children to be immunized, even if they have this vaccine before now.

Cross Rivers To Begin Production of Vaccines.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong told journalists on Monday in Calabar the Cross River State Capital.

According to Dr Asibong, the ongoing project when completed will help make the vaccines available across the country and also for exportation outside the country.

She added this effort will help in developing the health sector which will ensure healthy living across the board.

The Managing Director of the factory where these vaccines will be produced, Farhan Ahmade Khan, disclosed that the factory will run in April, and will employ about 200 workers for the production section.

Federal Medical Center Gets Full Fledged Isolation Building, New Administrative Complex.

The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has commissioned an Isolation Unit, Electronic Personnel Record (EPR) and a New Administrative Block at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State.

Speaking during the Commissioning Ceremony on Monday 12th March, 2018, Dr. Ehanire, in the presence of Dr. Joshua Giyan, the Medical Director and other notable personnel, noted that the projects initiated and executed by the Centre would remain indelible in the annals of Nigeria’s healthcare delivery.

“I am delighted to be here again to Commission New Administrative Complex, Isolation Unit and Electronic Personnel Record initiated and executed by the Management of this Centre, he said.

“I am more often in FMC Keffi not because it is near to Abuja but because there are good things to show in order to ensure effective Healthcare Service Delivery which have direct bearing on the lives of the Patients and other Nigerians’’

“The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is doing its best and wants to upgrade health facilities across the country despite paucity of fund”

“In achieving this objective, there is need to work together, all hands must be on deck in driving the health sector in Nigeria. It is hoped that from now on, any suspected case of disease that carries the danger of spreading to other persons would be safely isolated accordingly, for proper care as standard operating procedures have been designed to fish out such patients at the entry points of the hospital.

I am aware that FMC Keffi is a pioneer Centre in using Electronic Personnel Record, I am very glad that it is functionally so’’.

He commended  of the Centre a



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