By Yakubu Salisu, Kano
Kano State Government on Monday, obtained speed boats for its state health workers in a bid to having quick and easy access to some riverine area communities especially for vaccination exercises.
The Executive Secretary, Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board, Dr. Tijjani Hussain while presenting the boats said, the state government deemed it necessary to employ the use of the speed boats so as to enable health workers at the primary level have access to communities surrounded by water.
The executive secretary who was represented by Director, Disease Control and epidemiology, Dr Sharif Yahaya, said the gesture is geared towards ensuring that such communities are not left out in terms of vaccine and other exercises aimed at preventing out break of diseases in the state.
He said considering the rainy season which causes rise in the state dams and other water bodies in the state, health workers find it difficult accessing such areas hence the need to acquire the modern boats which is the first of its kind in the state.
Sharif stated that the people of Dawakin Kudu and Bagwai are the first to enjoy from the new development while efforts are being made to extend the gesture to other areas of the state.
He charge the workers to make judicious use of the boats in carrying out their primary assignments effectively.
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