Admin prepares for anti-Polio drive

Admin prepares for anti-Polio drive

All children below 5 to be immunized on Sunday
SRINAGAR: In connection with Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) process, the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Farooq Ahmed Lone reviewed the arrangements being put in place for anti-Polio drive scheduled to be held on January 29.
During the meeting it was given out that as many as 630 Pulse Polio booths have been set up in different areas across Srinagar and vaccines and other related material has already been dispatched, while as around 2500 workers and 126 supervisors shall be deployed on duty for achievement of 100 percent target.
Lone directed for making coordinated efforts to ensure all children upto the age of five years are covered under the process.
Among others, the meeting was attended by CMO, Srinagar, Medical Officers, ASHA coordinators and other concerned.
In GanderBal Mewanhile District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Tariq Hussain Ganai, chaired a meeting of District Task Force Committee regarding the National Immunization Day.
Chief Medical Officer, Deputy CMO, District Immunization Officer, officials of Health Department and other concerned attended the meeting.
The meeting was informed that the target population for vaccine administration in the district is 45504, for which 50510 doses of Pulse Polio Vaccine and other logistics and awareness material has already been distributed.
District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Dr. Nassir Ahmad Naqash, also chaired a meeting of District Task Force to finalize arrangements for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) campaign in the district.
Additional SP, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Education Officer, Medical Superintendent District Hospital, District immunization Officer, President Baramulla Working journalist Association, DMEIO, Representatives of NGOs and other concerned attended the meeting.
It was given out that under the Round-1 of IPPI Programme as many as 154879 children below 5 years of age will be immunized, for which 776 vaccination booths have been set up across the ten blocks of the district.
For effective and smooth conduct of the campaign, 786 teams comprising 3259 Health workers, ASHA workers, ICDS workers, and teachers will be deployed across the district. Besides, mobile teams for transit camps and bus stands have also been constituted.
It was also informed that Masjid Committees will also be involved for
purpose of announcements regarding the pulse polio campaign.
While stressing on coordination for successful anti-polio campaign, the DDC directed the officers to ensure that no children below 5 years of age is left out of the programme.

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