The Cross River State Authorities has obtained a complete of 53, 840 Astrazeacca vaccines for the state
The vaccines, which arrived within the state at about 4.50 pm on Wednesday, was offloaded from a personal cargo jet that got here in from Enugu State.
Disappointingly, newsmen and different staff of the Ministry of Well being in addition to some COVID-19 members have been barred from coming into the Margaret Ekpo Worldwide Airport to witness the off loading of the vaccines
Nonetheless, the Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Betta Edu whereas briefing newsmen on the airport shortly after receiving the vaccines, stated, “Cross River State COVID-19 vaccines have lastly arrived within the state.
“We’ve simply obtained it, the Speaker of the State Home of Meeting Hon Eteng Williams, myself, Dr Betta Edu, DG Major Well being Care, Dr Janet Ekpenyong, Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Well being and others have been on floor to obtain COVID-19 Vaccines on the Margaret Ekpo Worldwide Airport, it got here in from a personal cargo jet
“The vaccines are in good kind and have been obtained within the cool containers and so they got here with all of the medical consumables and different equipment which might be required to manage the vaccines,” Edu said.
Edu additionally stated that the state has compiled all of the lists of well being staff in Cross River State and we’d be beginning with well being staff and strategic leaders together with those that are capable of affect others underneath them to take the vaccines.
“As an example, governor can take it, it’s secure and wholesome, the deputy governor, the speaker, native authorities chairmen, EXCO, members of the state Home of Meeting, conventional rulers, conventional rulers’ councils, Christian Affiliation of Nigeria Leaders and likewise these within the Islamic Affiliation of Nigeria, these are strategic leaders who can affect different individuals underneath them to take the vaccines
“We’ll give the vaccines from tomorrow to well being staff in order that we take away any type of political or class attachment to it, we wish to guarantee fairness within the distribution of this vaccines, those that work in Isolation centres, those that work within the laboratory and who check COVIC-19 sufferers and different extremely uncovered individuals,” she identified.