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Lagos doctors stress need for prevention and eradication of the disease

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In a bid to facilitate the eradication of poliomyelitis in the country, some doctors in Lagos have stressed the need for more awareness and continued immunisation of children, especially in the North.

The doctors in separate interviews said there was need for all hands to be on deck for a successful prevention and eradication of the disease.

A Consultant Psychiatrist at the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Olugbenga Owoeye, said it was a great achievement that Nigeria had not recorded a single case of polio in the last one year, saying effort to prevent the return of the virus must be sustained.

A Paediatrician at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Moruf Abdusalam, who described the absence of polio in the country as a welcome development, advised the Federal Government to sustain the immunisation effort especially in the North.

A Senior Medical Officer at a health and maternity centre in Yaba, Anthony Okeke, said the eradication of polio should be a priority for the government,while also calling for the sensitisation of parents, especially in the North, to the need to present their children for immunisation.

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