NCDC to Document Names of COVID-19 Vaccinated Persons In Nigeria

EFFURUN/Nigeria: The National Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the names of persons vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccines in Nigeria would be documented for record purposes. The Executive Secretary of Primary Health Care in Uvwie Local Government Council Area of Delta State, Dr Henry Aghogho Ohwojedo, gave the indication while fielding questions from newsmen on the ongoing vaccination exercise at the Uvwie Local Council Secretariat, Effurun. Ohwojedo advised that the green cards issued after each vaccination should be properly kept, adding that the seal on the card would…

Delta Doctor, Yinkore Urges Individuals To Embrace Covid 19 Vaccination, Says Vaccines Safe

ASABA/Nigeria: The need for people to desist from peddling unnecessary rumours of any health side effects of the Covid-19 vaccines, procured by Nigeria and embrace the vaccine for their safety has been stressed. The Director of Community Health Services and Immunisations, Delta State Primary Health Care Agency, Dr. Paul Yinkore, made the call in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area, during his supervision visit to the community to  access the level of compliance with the ongoing polio Immunisation for children between zero to five years. Dr. Yinkore, who described the…

African Development Bank President calls for Global Vaccine Solidarity and Justice for Africa ….Acquiring Vaccines Has Significant Implications For African Countries

ABIDJAN/Ivory Coast: African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has called for vaccine justice for Africa. Speaking at the launch of the Bank’s African Economic Outlook 2021 report on Friday, Adesina decried the lack of Covid-19 vaccines reaching Africa. “We need global solidarity and vaccine justice for Africa,” Africa’s premier development bank chief said. Adesina underlined the stark disparities between vaccine acquisitions by several rich countries that have acquired sufficient vaccines to inoculate their populations twice over, and African countries, that remain primarily dependent on the World Health Organization’s COVAX…

COVID-19: Gov. Okowa, wife vaccinate, As Delta Commences Vaccination

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Friday commenced the vaccination of its citizens against COVID-19, with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife, Edith and members of the state’s Executive Council taking their turns. The Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Patience Elumeze and health workers were also vaccinated in the exercise which was held at the Executive Council Chamber, Government House, Asaba. Speaking after he was vaccinated, Okowa said that the vaccine was approved by World Health Organisation (WHO) and National…

Delta Trains Health Workers On Covid-19 Vaccination

ASABA/Nigeria: Healthcare providers in Delta State have been charged to be risk communicators and help spread the safety of the Covid-19 Vaccine in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ononye Moriah Mordi, gave the charge while declaring open a two-day training workshop on Covid-19 vaccination for health workers in the state. Dr. Ononye, who noted the various campaigns against the Covid-19 vaccine, said that as health workers they should be a voice in demystifying the rumours. “As health workers, you have a role to play in allaying the…

COVID-19 VACCINE: Delta Expecting 50,000 Doses of Astraveneca Vaccine, As Okowa, Top Govt Functionaries Set to Get First Shot

ASABA/Nigeria: Except there is change of plan, the Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, top government functionaries, and frontline workers is ready to get the first shot of the COVID-19, Astraveneca Vaccine from the 50,000 vaccines allotted to the State by the Federal Government out of the 4 million doses shipped to the country on March 2, 2021. This was made known to Deltans by the Chairman of the Delta State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (DSPHCDA), Dr Isioma Okobah, while addressing some officers of the Military and Paramilitary service…

Okowa Congratulates Okonjo-Udochi On Emergence As US Physician-Of-The-Year

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated Dr Njide Okonjo-Udochi on her emergence as first black female Physician-of-the-Year in the United States of Amer­ica. This came as the world is celebrating the appointment of her elder sister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO). In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor said Deltans and Nigerians were proud of the outstanding accomplishments of the Okonjo family of Ogwashi-Uku in the state. He said that after the recent humble elevation…

Delta Community in Bomadi LGA Ask Govt to Stop Salary of Some Health Workers …. List Names of Affected Workers

BOMADI/Nigeria: The people of Ogbein-Ama Federated Community in Bomadi LGA has asked Delta State Government to immediately suspend the payment of health workers transferred to their community. They made the call after the Community Executives had a round table meeting on 28 Feb, 2021 to invite all health workers but none of them was able to show up. The call to suspend their payment become necessary when we discovered that the names listed above had been transferred to our community for the past Four to five years but none of…

Delta Community Cries Out As Cholera Hits The Population, Killing 2

BOMADI/Nigeria: The People of Ogbein-Ama Community in Bomadi Local Government Area of delta State, has call for the attention of the state government to come to their aide as the people of the community had been hit by cholera. Secretary-General Ogbein-ama Federated Community Commrade Joseph Navy, made the call He made this call during the death of one Mr Moloria Otiki, as a result of eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae. He said the relevant authourity should come to their help as disease has…

DELSU VC Tasks Stakeholders On Fight Against NTDs

ABRAKA/Nigeria: The Vice Chancellor of the Delta State University, Prof Andy Egwuyenga, has called for more effort in the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Prof. Egwuyenga made the call recently when he received members of the Parasitology and Public Health Society (PPSN) and Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency (DSPHCDA) in his office on courtesy Visit as part of activities marking this year’s world Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day. He stated that the university takes NTDs seriously and give priority attention to it, saying that the diseases were…