SRINAGAR: About 1056471 children across the Valley were administered pulse polio drops Sunday.
The Director Health Services, Kashmir, Saleem Ur Rehman inaugurated the first phase of pulse polio programme at Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial hospital Srinagar.
Here in Srinagar, 177638 children were covered under this programme and 645 vaccination booths were identified for the purpose besides 2654 employees were deputed for the immunisation programme.
Likewise, in Ganderbal district 39367 children were administered pulse polio drops and 229 booths were set up and 936 employees were deputed for conducting the programme. In Bandipora district, 60459 children were administered vaccination drops at 335 booths with 1344 staff members deployed for the programme.
In district Baramulla as many as 790 pulse polio immunisation centres were setup to cover the 151454 children upto age group of 5 years and 3024 employees were deployed for this programme.
Similarly, in district Anantnag, 159614 children have been covered under this programme for which 3082 polio booths were set up and 2540 employees were deployed. In addition the pulse polio immunisation was also conducted in Kulgam district where 91596 children were covered under this programme for which 520 pulse polio centres were established and 2080 employees were deputed. In Kupwara district, 134000 children were administered pulse polio drops in 720 centres and 2880 paramedical employees deployed for this purpose.
In Shopian district, 42520 children were also administered the pulse polio drops in 213 booths set up for this purpose and 852 employees were engaged for this work. In Budgam district 98530 children were covered under the programme for which 2440 employees were deployed.