The Adamawa State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fatima Atiku, has confirmed that the state has introduced another device for tracking down defaulters of immunization exercise, she made this known during the official flag -off for distribution of the routine immunization data tools held in Yola on Monday.
Atiku emphasized that the exercise is to help in implementing the techniques that is aim at track any child that defaulted in the routine immunization in the state.
She said that the implementation of the data tracking tools was to ensure that every eligible child in the state was properly immunized.
“The development was aimed at improving primary healthcare provision and overcoming some challenges facing the health sector in the state.
“The programme in partnership with WHO and UNICEF is aimed at assisting in evaluation, planning and routine immunization data processing for effective health action,” Atiku said.
She explained that the state was targeting about two million children to be immunized and had so far recorded almost 80 per cent success.
Atiku added that for the past nine years, no single case of infection of poliomyelitis virus was recorded in the state..
In his address, Dr. Abdullahi Belel, Executive Chairman, Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency said that the data tools would help in analyzing and controlling child mortality.
Belel confirmed that the tools would assist workers in easily tracking routine immunization defaulters as well as reducing the immunization objectors and defaulters
“From the development, any child that starts routine immunization and along the line defaulted will be easily noted by the health workers,” he said.