The Executive Chairman of Etsako West Local Government, Hon. Zibiri Muhizu Marvelous has commended the Primary Health Care (PHC) workers in the local government for their dedication and ability to be at the forefront in fighting against polio and other related diseases to ensure that the people remain healthy.

The chairman who gave the commendation during the Evening Review Meeting (ERM) of the Outbreak Response (OBR) and immunization exercise which took place across the wards in the local government, expressed his appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the Primary Health Care (PHC) staff and for their prompt services through immunization exercises, adding that their cooperation in the fight against polio had gone a long way in ensuring that Etsako West remains polio-free in the far future.

“I am very grateful for the work the health workers are doing in the local government, as they are always on ground in providing essential healthcare services to the people in the communities,” he said.

Hon. Zibiri Muhizu Marvelous also commended residents for making their children and wards available for the immunization exercise, adding that, by vaccinating the children, a safe and health atmosphere would be created for the people of Etsako West Local Government Area.

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The chairman however assured them of his commitment and support to the healthcare workers to ensure that they have the resources they need to continue providing quality and affordable healthcare services to the people.

On his part, the Director of Primary Healthcare/Medical Officer of Health (MOH), Dr. Paul Isebemeh, congratulated the chairman for his victory at the just concluded local government elections.

Dr. Isebemeh said the importance of the ERM by the health workers and other stakeholders is to know the successes recorded and challenges faced during the exercise and to improve upon them.

The ERM had in attendance various stakeholders including, the Local Immunization Officer (LIO), Justina Itakpe, the state facilitator, Loveth Aibangbe, the Code Chain Officer, A. K Mohammed; LGA Health Education Officer, Goodluck Uwenuyi and independent monitors from the African Epidemiology Network (AFENET), Dr. Dagawk Abubakar Jawara David.