Ogun records zero poliomyelitis case in 10 years, moves to intensify efforts 

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Having achieved zero record of poliomyelitis in the last 10 years,  the Ogun state government has rolled out second Round Outbreak Respond (OBR) Campaign centred on the means to intensify efforts against poliomyelitis that either cripples or kills children between ages 0 and 59 months.
Speaking at flag off of second Round Outbreak Respond (OBR) Campaign held at Ijebu-Ode on Saturday, Governor Dapo Abiodun declared that the clinical intensifier efforts  were being promoted to ensure that no child suffers disability or die as a result of any vaccine preventable diseases that may break out in the state.
The governor, was represented his wife, Bamidele, said, “We know the role that child healthcare plays in the economic growth of a nation, hence our administration is committed to ensuring that no child suffers  any disabilities as result of any vaccine preventable diseases.
“In almost ten years, Ogun did not record any wild polio virus or the vaccine derived circulating virus. As a result of this our dear state has successfully maintained this until 2019. Our government is committed to efficient and qualitative healthcare of the children by supporting the campaign for effective exercise and ensure that Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) is administered to prevent children from contracting the disease and interrupt the transmission.”
Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Ayinde Adesanya appealed to parents to immunize their children, saying the vaccine is of top quality and would strengthen children’s immunity against the child crippling disease.
Also, Executive Secretary of the board, Elijah Ogunsola urged all mothers, caregivers and all other stakeholders to ensure that the polio virus be completely eradicated in the state.
Separately, State Coordinator, World Health Organization (WHO), Sunday Abidoye; Representative, United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Florence Moloku and Representative, Rotary International, Festus Adetomiwa pledged