As part of its efforts to keep the state and its people healthy, Bauchi State Government has received a total of 1.5 million doses of cholera vaccine to be administered to 750,000 people against the outbreak of Cholera disease in the state.
Governor Mohammed Bala revealed this at the flagg-off of Cholera Vaccination Campaign ceremony at the old banquet hall govt house, Bauchi saying that since the outbreak of the cholera, he has directed that all the victims should be treated free of charge as the government will provide all that is needed for such treatment.
The Governor however lamented that the people of the state have refused to take the vaccination against the disease in spite of the outbreak of the cholera in the state that has claimed over 50 lives.
Bala Mohammed who took a drop of the oral vaccine called on the people of the state to seize the opportunity offered by allowing themselves to be vaccinated against the killer disease.
He then assured that government will soon make available the sum of N45m to enable the volunteers to go to the nooks and crannies of the State with the campaign to enlighten the populace on the need to take the vaccination.
The Governor directed that the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA) should take charge of the funds and make it available to all the volunteers across the state stressing that everything possible must be done to keep the state and its people healthy.
He then thanked the development partners for their prompt response to the call for action against the outbreak.