Second phase of Pulse Polio campaign from tomorrow

Pulse polio drive second phase underway over 3 lakh children to be immunised

As many as 1103 booths have been set up in district Mandi.

More than 187173 children would be covered under the programme in the district for which a number of employees and volunteers were deputed across the district. Around 11,630 children will be provided with the drops at 402 centres in the city.

In order to ensure that cent percent target is achieved, the District Development Commissioner directed the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to constitute mobile teams for conducting door-to-door surveys in the district. Volunteers named by the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services, Puducherry, administered polio drops to children aged below 5.

The IPPI programme was also held at SDH Tral, SDH Pampore, Community Health Centre Rajpora and all medical blocks of the district.

He said Health Minister Bali Bhagat kick-started the drive from the Government Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, here by administering polio drops to children this morning.

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WOKHA: Launching the same programme at Wokha, Dr. Zathung DPO (RCH/UIP) said that a total population of 17590 (0-5 years) children in the District will be targeted for immunization, by setting up of 160 polio booths, 5 transit teams, 1 mobile team along with 30 supervisors, detailed for intensive monitoring and supervision to successfully carry out the programme.

Longleng: District Health Society, Longleng launched its 2nd phase IPPI at the District Hospital premises where chief medical officer (CMO), Dr. Kongyan Phom administered the first polio drops. House to house polio vaccination will also be carried out for the rest of the week to immunize children who were missed on Sunday. The booth coverage of Longleng district was 5887.

The second phase of Pulse Polio immunisation camp is now underway in several parts of the country. Around 1, 37,256 below five years-of-age children would be immunized during the campaign. The district administration has taken measures not to leave any tribal areas unattended during the campaign. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Adaho, administered the first drops.

On the first day, the drops will be provided at the centres and on the 2nd and 3rd days, volunteers will visit houses to provide polio drops.

Medical Superintendent of Police Hospital Srinagar Dr Bilal Ahmad Raja along with supervisory staff of Police Hospital started the drive.

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