Kano state has sacked 12 polio workers for compromising the immunisation process by finger-marking some eligible children without administering the polio vaccine.
The primary health care coordinator comrade Nura Haruna of Tarauni local government where the fresh polio virus was discovered, accused some of the polio workers of finger-marking some children without administering the vaccine.
The ploy, he said, was based on the mutual agreement they had with some parents with reservations against the exercise.
According to him, considering the utmost priority accorded to the exercise by the state government, it did not hesitate to relief the affected 12 workers of their duties. He however urged the parents to prioritise personal hygiene and environmental sanitation as well as ensuring constant release of their eligible children for immunisation as at when due so as to prevent any attempt by the wide polio virus to resurface in the state