By Murtala Muhammad
Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency has assured readiness to partner any organisation willing to assist the state improve Covid-19 vaccine uptake and dispel rumours being circulated on the Social Media against the vaccine.
Executive Chairman of the Agency, Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed gave the assurance in his office when he granted audience to journalists led by a veteran Hajiya Halima Ibrahim Dimis and Centre for Information Technology and Development CITAD grantee.
Dr. Rilwanu Mohammed said the state government was willing to partner any organisation committed to assist the state to achieve the National Primary Health Care Development Agency’s target set out for states.
He expressed delight over the interest indicated by the journalists to key into the current campaign of improving the uptake and enlightening the people on the vaccine’s safety and efficacy.
Earlier, the CITAD grantee, Hajiya Halima Dimis who said they have identified a gap in the uptake of Covid vaccine and realized it was due to fake news being circulated in the Social media.
Halima Dimis informed the Executive Chairman that as a champion of Covid-19 vaccine in the state, she was selected by CITAD with support from a Foundation to canvass communities to change their views to accept the vaccine.
She also intimated the Executive Chairman that CITAD had selected individuals in all regions across the globe to assist in providing the right information on the vaccine’s safety.
Halima Dimis commended the State Primary Health Care Development Agency for providing information on the Covid-19 vaccine and other diseases available at all time and urged it to sustain the momentum.