Taraba State: Challenges at Primary Health Care Centers Affect COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Distribution

According to him, they submitted their request to the council for the construction of the culvert for a long time, but they didn't receive any response from Jalingo local government council.
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Challenges at Primary Health Care Centers Affect COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Distribution in Taraba State

Inadequate personal, lack of COVID-19 vaccines, and dilapidated structures have been described as major challenges that affect COVID-19 Vaccine distribution and Storage in  Primary Health Care Centers in Taraba State.

This is contained in a report presented at a town hall meeting with stakeholders organized by a civil society organization, Connected Development in Turaki "A" area of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital on 30th July 2021.

The organization is responsible for the tracking of COVID-19 vaccines distribution and storage in some parts of Taraba State through its initiative of tracking of following the money.

The Follow the Money State lead Yahuza Magaji disclosed that two Primary Health Care Centers were selected from each zone of the State to monitor the storage facilities of COVID-19 vaccines.

Yahuza further said that 80% of the 90% of Primary Health Care Centers that were tracked fall below the minimum standard of Primary Health Care Development Agency.

The organization collected data from March to June 2021 to track COVID-19 vaccines and also the shape and conditions of Primary Health Care across 15 states of the federation. Among the states are Plateau, Cross River, Benue, Anambra, Nassarawa, Kebbi Usun, Kogi, Yobe, Bauchi, Imo Ebonyi Abia, and Taraba.

According to him, the findings of the organization were not mean to fault the PHCC but to seeks solutions in bridging the existing gap in the system of primary health care delivery.

In his remarks, the Director of Immunization and Disease Control of the Taraba State Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Kenneth Tijos said the Taraba state government performed credibly well in COVID-19 vaccines and would do more in Health service delivery as Government is currently working to upgrade the Primary Health Care Services.

Also speaking, the Director of Primary Health Care department of the Taraba State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Bello Kakulu commended Connected Development for its initiative of Follow the Money for bringing another dimension of accessing Government spendings and its performers adding that more would be done to fill up the gaps in the process.

In his comments, a representative of the community Isma'il Ahmed showered encomium on the organization for its activities which have a direct impact on the common man stressing that the community would give maximum support and cooperation for the success of the program.

He used the occasion to express the complaint of the Turaki "A" community to Jalingo local government council to allow them to construct a culvert on a road leading to the primary health care clinic in the area. 

According to him, they submitted their request to the council for the construction of the culvert for a long time, but they didn't receive any response from Jalingo local government council.

Challenges at Primary Health Care Centers Affect COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Distribution in Taraba State
Challenges at Primary Health Care Centers Affect COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Distribution in Taraba State
Challenges at Primary Health Care Centers Affect COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Distribution in Taraba State