Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan

Delta State Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has charged mothers to be aware of the dangers and health risks of non-immunization of their children against childhood killer diseases.

The governor who gave the warning yesterday at  the 2013 Fourth Quarter Polio Eradication and Sensitization Campaign in Agbor called on fathers to be more supportive of their wives in order to achieve overall success in the execution of immunization programmes in the state.

Dr. Uduaghan explained that the best methods to keep the disease at bay was through regular immunization, breast feeding and a clean environment adding that this would guarantee a bright future for the children

?There is need for you to bring your children and wards for regular immunization, breast feed them well and keep your environment clean. With this, we will be able to drive away diseases from our homes and children,? Governor Uduaghan said.

Continuing, he said ?it is important that as mothers you know the dangers and health risks associated with non- immunization of your children against the childhood killer diseases.?
He also charged local government councils and other stakeholders to re-double their efforts at immunising children against polio/measles and other childhood diseases in their jurisdictions.

The governor re-affirmed his administration?s commitment to improving health care delivery in the state and commended the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Otumara for striving to improve on the sector.

The governor harped on the need for communities to live in peace and avoid crisis that could trigger mass movement of people and infectious diseases in the state. While interacting with mothers at the event, the governor appealed to them to be safety conscious while driving their bicycles on the road to avoid accidents.

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