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Yellow Fever: State Government commences vaccination in Ika South

…as Chuky Dandy expresses deep concern

The Delta State government led by Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has commenced vaccination against the outbreak of yellow fever decease across the state.

The exercise kick started in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State on Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Local Government Primary Health Care Center in Agbor with the dispatch of sixteen (16) teams of health officials to the twelve (12) Wards of the constituency.

The training and grouping of health workers for the exercise was observed by the Honourable member representing Ika South Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Festus Chukwuyem Okoh also known as Chuky Dandy, who was more concerned about the well-being of his people.

The decease, according to the State Health Educator and Director, Community Development Social Mobilization and Advocacy, Mrs. Ijeoma Popo, comes with a bite from a special type of mosquito named Aedes aegypti and it’s symptoms comes with fever, headache, yellowness of eyes and in severe cases, infected persons begins to vomit, stool, as well as bleeding from both eye, nose and vomitory.

She further explained that the mosquito bites mostly at day times while the vaccine which is injectable, was the surest and easier way of protecting the people from being infected by the decease.“The vaccinators would be identified with their uniforms, kit boxes and would be stationed at a post in each Wards for the exercise.“The vaccine is ones in lifetime and for people between the ages of 9 months to 44years while the exercise will last for 10 days from 13th to 23rd of November, 2020,” she added.

While encouraging the public to come out with their family members to get vaccinated, Mrs. Popo pointed out that the vaccine is safe and free as the State government amongst other partners have committed much fund in a bid to curtail the spread of the decease in Delta State.Similarly, she commended Chuky Dandy for his effort in ensuring that the people of Ika South are been vaccinated timely, adding that his concern proves him to be a true leader who cares for his people.

Ijeoma Popo while educating the adhoc staff for the exercise

On his part, Chuky Dandy ably represented by Hon. Edwin Okoh, applauded the take off of the exercise in Ika South.He expressed deep concern about the health status and welfare of his constituents amidst his fears of the Yellow Fever case being recorded in the neighbouring local government, Ika Northeast LGA, acknowledging that he wants the vaccination to get through the length and breathe of Ika South.

I do not want a situation where we will record mutuality rate in Ika South as being observed in our sister local government. Therefore, I urge the entire citizenry of Ika South LGA, between the age of 9 month to 44 years, to get immunized to have our dream of healthy Ika South achieved, he said”

He used the medium to thanked Governor Okowa for putting his feet on ground in making sure that there is full containment of the decease. He also appreciated the Commissioner for Health and staffers of the State Ministry of Health for responding swiftly to his call.
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Yellow fever outbreak: Ika political office holders should carry out fumigation and immunization exercise – Egbonimali

An American based Nurse and vocal online personality, Egbonimali, has called on Ika political office holders to carry out fumigation and immunization exercise in Ika land. Egbonimali made the call during the week through a recorded On-line video.

The Agbor born scientist in the On-line video record blamed Ika political office holders who despite their levels of education and exposure are not taking the issue of health care seriously.

His words, “I am not happy that our people are dying on a daily basis back in Nigeria due to a recent yellow fever outbreak in Ute-Okpu and Idumuesa. This should not be happening when we have educated political office holders of Agbor and Ika extractions. Yellow fever disease can easily be handled if our political office holders sponsor the fumigation of our environment and the immunization of our people. The health of our people should be taken seriously by both government and our Agbor, Ika political office holders. Posterity will not forgive us if we jettison the idea of quality health care system for our people.

He further said, “This month makes it ten years of the sad collapsed tank incident at College of Education, Agbor that led to the untimely death of five children and pupils of the school. Unfortunately, no single public report on the incident. This keeps happening and at the detriment of our people. It’s time we start doing the right thing and tell our people that we care about them. Our political office holders should understand that yellow is currently ravaging our communities of Ute-Okpu and Idumuesa. They should fumigate Ika land and immunize our people now without any hesitation.

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