From Julius B. Kezi

Pregnant women and nursing mothers have been admonished to make sure their
health and that of children is given first priority through routine pre and post-natal care in clinics and immunization against diseases.

The call was made Monday at Dangoma in Kaninkon Chiefdom, Jema’a Local
Government Area of Kaduna state, by the chairman; Mr Peter Danjuma Averik, at
the flag-off of this year’s Maternal and New Born Child Week.

The Chairman stressed the importance of exclusive breastfeeding of children
from birth to five months and their immunization from birth to five years to the
promotion of good health of children and general well being of society.

He challenged husbands to always encourage and support their wives to
patronize health facilities and immunize their wards to ensure a healthy and
happy family.

Averik used the occasion to harp on the need for peaceful co-existence that
would enable government implement projects/programmes that would advance
the cause of society.

He urged people of the area to be security conscious by reporting to traditional
rulers and security agencies anything that might jeopardize the security and
peace of the area.

Speaking earlier, the Director of Primary Health Care of the Local Government,
Mrs. Sarah Dade told women that unlike the Polio Immunization exercise, in
which health personnel go from house to house, they are expected to meet
health personnel at nearest health facility or designated locations to be attended



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