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Enugu Gov’s wife tasks mothers on children’s immunization records



WIFE of the governor of Enugu State, Monica Ugwuanyi, has charged mother’s to always ensure they take proper record of their children’s immunisation for effective administration of vaccines on them for healthy living.

Mrs Ugwuanyi gave the advice during the flag off of the 2021 Maternal, New Born and Child Health Week (MNCHW) and Modified Integrated Medical Outreach Programme (MIMOP), at the Uwani Health Centre, Enugu South Council Area of the state, noting that some mothers do forget the scheduled date for immunisation of their children, stressing that proper record keeping is essential and a sure way to effectively immunise children.

“You should have a small bag where you keep your children’s cards. You will also put in the bag everything concerning the child that you need in the hospital so that even when you are not there, the person taking the child to the hospital can pick the bag and present the necessary records for urgent medical attention.

“Immediately you get to the hospital, you give them the card so that they know the child’s immunisation record, because they will ask questions, such as how many immunisations he or she has taken, among others. So let’s try to update our children’s immunisation card”.

Dr. George Ugwu, the Executive Secretary, Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA), revealed that the state government was focusing on primary healthcare services across the state.

“Our healthcare government has given the agency the mandate to work hard and ensure that the healthcare development services for the rural and ordinary citizens of this state are improved,” he said.

Dr. Ugwu also stated that the adminstration has been providing critical infrastructure, building and renovating health centres, stressing: “It is only in Enugu State that you talk about Type 3 Primary Healthcare Centre, which is a special primary healthcare centre above the expected level.”

Chairman, Enugu South Council, Monday Eneh, represented by his deputy, Sandra Onyia, lauded the governor and his wife for their support towards quality and affordable healthcare service delivery across the state in spite of the nation’s economic, security and public health challenges.

Chairman, Enugu State Traditional Ruler’s Council, Igwe Lawrence Agubuzu, representative of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Ogechi Akalonu and UNICEF representative, Nwakaego Ibekwe and others, who also graced the occasion maintained that the immunisation programme was aimed at effectively guaranteeing the health and wellbeing of mothers and children in Enugu State.

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