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Marondera District Hospital Officials Happy With The Number Of Children Vaccinated Against Measles


By Zvikomborero Machirori

Marondera District measles vaccination programme is on course as parents have responded positively in in fight against the spread of measles.



Addressing journalists at a media tour at Mahusekwa District Hospital, Dr Delight Madoro the District Medical Officer said that the Ministry of Health is carrying a robust immunization program as parents are coming in large numbers with their children to be vaccinated


“As the ministry of Health in Marondera District we have a robust immunization program where we see children being vaccinated at all our health facilities” he said.



From this immunization expanded program 86% of children in Mashonaland East have been immunized against measles.



“So far, we have managed to immunize a total of 86% of children, but there still some groups that are being hesitant for immunization, but we are still educating them that immunization is good for children” he said.



Dr Madoro also added that there were suspected deaths of measles but they were not confirmed.





“Through some gossips we had that lost about 12 children to cases of suspected measles but they were not confirmed because there were just speculations” he added.



Easter Bonda a health care worker at Chihota Rural Hospital said that they have been working with well with community leaders in mobilizing people to go and immunize children.




“We have been working well with community leaders such as headman, chiefs and also nurses in this district in spreading the immunization message” she said.

“Some groups do not even want to hear about us or about immunization, but we are still educating them on the good thing about immunization.”



Naomi Mangwanya a parent at Mahusekwa District Hospital said that the Ministry of Health is doing a good in this immunization program.



“I came here today to vaccinate my children because we heard that the Ministry of Health is taking an initiative to vaccinate children because we lost many due to measles, so I decided to come here and immunize my children to protect them from Measles and polio” she said.

Robert Tapfumaneyi