Immunisation: Ogun to distribute solar refrigerators to PHCs

Ogun State government has assured residents on the even distribution of  solar refrigerators through the Ministry of Health in order to retain the potency of immunisation vaccines  administered to children in primary healthcare centres across the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, made the disclosure while playing host to members of Ogun State House of Assembly Committee on Health, during the committee’s oversight visit to the ministry in Abeokuta.

Ipaye said the development would preserve  the potency of immunisation vaccines and  the boost immunisation coverage of the ministry across the state,.

He added that priority  would be accorded child health  to prevent outbreak of childhood diseases, particularly polio.

The commissioner also reaffirmed the state’s commitment in the renovation and equipping of at least, two primary healthare centres in each local government area of the state.

He said despite the paucity of fund in the state, the government would put necessary machinery in place to ensure the smooth running of projects in the health sector.

The Chairman, House Committee on Health, Honourable Akinpelu Aina, charged the ministry to seek support from philanthropists to complement state government’s effort on healthcare delivery.