Children administered anti-polio vaccines across Valley
By Nazima Sidiq
Srinagar: The second round of Pulse Polio Immunization programme concluded in Kashmir on Sunday. Director health services Kashmir Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman inaugurated the campaign at JLNM Hospital Rainawari by administering anti-polio drops to children below the age of 5 years.
Dr Rehman said the remotest areas of the Valley were also covered under the campaign.
“In Tarzoo area of Sopore, the target was only 200 children’s but we received around 400 children. Its shows people are overwhelmingly coming forward,” he said
He said that the campaign included going door to door but this time we are avoiding it because I want the parents to take the responsibility of their children,” he said.
In the second round, around 10.95 lakh children in the age group of 0-5 years will be administered bivalent oral polio vaccine drops across the valley.
He said around 6000 booths have been set up across the valley and 24000 health workers have been assigned the task along with 1200 supervisors.
Meanwhile, in Baramulla, District Development Commissioner Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash accompanied by chief medical officer Baramulla Dr Bashir Ahmad Chalkoo inaugurated the pulse polio immunization drive.