Ntungamo registers poor numbers on day one of Polio vaccination campaign

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NTUNGAMO There has been a challenge of failing to get children at homes in some parts of Ntungamo district which has been attributed to lack of personnel to execute the program.

The health teams said that children had already gone to Schools and others had gone with with their mothers to harvest millet saying it will be tiresome for the team to create another time in the areas they have already passed.

In Ntungamo Municipality, cell 6 the exercise started at 11am, cells 4, 5 and 7 started at 8am as well as Ruhaama county. The leaders commended the government for the program saying that it was overdue.

The chairperson LCIII Central Division Ntungamo Municipality Robert Mugisha Kanyate noted this will help Uganda to eradicate disabilities among children in future.

The councilor for Ruhaama sub County Ahabwe Bernard Mupenda said that some families had gone with children to gardens and others have reported to schools but appealed to all parents to leave the immunisable children behind them with elders specifically for this cause.

Local council leaders and village health teams led by chairman Cell 6 Gumisiriza Gordon Rwamafa noted that the exercise started well and informed the parents that school going children will be vaccinated from their schools.

The acting DHO Katusiime Hope assured the people of Ntungamo that the exercise will be successful because all teams are already on ground for it.

Ntungamo district received 150,000 doses of oral polio drugs to inoculate 120,000 children aged 0-5 years in 1,035 villages.