In an effort to ensure Hong local government area is Malaria free, the council has commenced the distribution of insecticide treated mosquito nets to 142,750 households.
The exercise was kicked off in Mijili community of the local government area on Thursday.
Speaking at the event the council Chairman Comrade James Pukuma charged communities in the local government to judiciously utilize the nets for purpose intended so that the local government will be malaria free.
He also called on the people irrespective of age to use the nets according to guidelines as malaria attack has no respect for age.
“Please do not sell or misuse them, do not tie Nets to your beds and stay outside thinking that’s the best way to use it, Malaria will attack you, and Malaria is deadly disease,” he said.
While thanking, Adamawa State Government and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Pukama pledged to give necessary support for a hitch free distribution exercise.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Agency, Hong local government, Alh Adamu Pella represented by Mrs Esther Denham said the distribution which started on Thursday, will be carried out from house to house and will last for two weeks.
He said the mode of distribution differ from previous exercise as Andriod phone will be used to determine the number of nets provided in each household and charged households to efficiently use the net.
In his remark, the Supervisory Coucillor for Health Mr Dogara David reminded communities that anyone found to misuse the nets will be dealt with, stressing that the free distribution is to protect people from malaria attack as some may not have means of buying it.
He stated that government intervention is to eradicate malaria in Africa.
In his good will message, representative of the District Head of Gaya district reminded the people on the need to utilize the nets judiciously and not to sell them.
Highpoint of the event is demonstration on how to use the nets by the council chairman Comrade James Pukuma.