Taraba State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, on Monday in Jalingo, flagged off a statewide sensitisation campaign against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mr. Victor Bala, the Chairman of the board of the agency, said that although the state had not recorded any case of the Coronavirus pandemic, the agency needed to take proactive measures.
He said: “Prevention is better than cure. As we can see Coronavirus is real and is globally claiming lives at an alarming rate.
“Today we are here to officially begin the distribution of commodities to all local government areas that will help in the preventive process in our healthcare facilities and communities.
“You are all aware that up till now, Taraba state has not recorded any case of COVID-19.
“This is partly due to the commitment of the state government that has put in place several measures directed at safeguarding the lives of Taraba people,” Bala said.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Alhaji Aminu Hassan, said the exercise would be championed by Directors of the Primary Healthcare Departments in the 16 local government areas of the state.
He told the directors that they were the eyes and ears of the state government in the rural areas, and urged them to be up and doing in their service to humanity.