The Gombe state governor, Muhammdu Inuwa Yahaya, has inaugurated a task force on immunisation and a steering committee on basic health care provision fund (BHCPF).
This was contained in a statement issued his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Alhaji Ismaila Uba Misilli, on Thursday in Gombe.
According to him, the inauguration further demonstrates his administration’s commitment to improving the well-being of the state through the provision of better health care services.
He said the task force was constituted in order to ensure that children were immunised against preventable diseases associated with infant mortality.
“The terms of reference for the task force include: To ensure effective leadership and coordination of all immunisation activities in the state and to monitor the effectiveness of the Immunisation Plus Days in the state.
“The task force is also to prepare and review state plan for the intensification of polio eradication and routine immunisation activities required to sustain interruption of wild poliovirus transmission,” he said.
The statement also indicated that the steering committee on basic health care was aimed at ensuring adequate and sustainable funding.
“That will be efficiently used to provide quality health service, particularly to the most vulnerable members of the society.
“The terms of reference for the committee on Basic Health Care Provision Fund include: To liaise with Federal Agencies such as the Federal Ministry of Health and National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to facilitate the enrollment of Gombe state among the beneficiaries of the (BHCPF).”
He said the “task force on immunisation is chaired by the deputy governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau, while the committee on basic health care provision fund will be headed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Gana.”