Dormaa Central Health Directorate deploys 104 polio vaccinators


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By Robert Tachie Menson, GNA

Dormaa-Ahenkro (B/R), Jan 23, GNA – The Dormaa
Central Municipal Health Directorate as part of its strategy to prevent
occurrence of poliomyelitis has deployed 104 vaccinators to communities and
strategic locations to inoculate children aged 0-5 years.

The vaccinators were grouped in 52 teams with
two persons making up a team expected to visit churches, market centres and
households between t 0700 hours and 1900 hours to undertake the exercise aiming
100 percent coverage.

Besides, other notable strategic locations to
be covered are the Gonokrom and Kofibadukrom border posts and a Police
checkpoint at Aboabo Junction in the Municipality.

Mr Stephen Nyarko-Ameyaw, the Municipal
Director of Health Services said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at
Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Bono Region.

The Directorate targeted 27, 991 children to
be vaccinated, he said, and expressed optimism to effectively prevent outbreak
of the disease.

The assurances followes the success achieved
in fighting severe or wild cases of polio few years back, when it was detected
in the then Brong-Ahafo Region.

One of the vaccinators at the Aboabo Junction
who spoke to the GNA said drivers and passengers at the checkpoint complained
when vehicles were stopped to find out if eligible children were in to be
vaccinated.

GNA