SRINAGAR: The campaign for intensive Pulse Polio Immunization was today held across all the districts of the Kashmir Division to administer Polio drops to the children in the age group of (0-5) years to protect them from the disease.
At Anantnag, Deputy Commissioner, Anshul Garg inaugurated Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Programme, 2021 at Maternity & Childcare Hospital Anantnag. The DC started the campaign by administering oral anti polio vaccine drops to the new born infants in presence of CMO and Superintendent M & CCH Anantnag.
CMO Anantnag, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad on the occasion informed the DC that 146152 children will be administered pulse polio drops in the district. He added that 650 pulse polio booths have been setup in the district, besides, 14 transit booths have also been established for the effective and successful implementation of the programme.
At Budgam, District Development Commissioner, Budgam Shabaz Ahmed Mirza today inaugurated pulse polio programme at Chief Medical Office by providing Polio drops to Zero age children.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Medical Officer, Budgam Dr. Tajamuul Hussain said that 107761 children will be administered Pulse Polio drops in District Budgam.
He informed that 2488 staff members including Health Workers, 653 ASHA workers, 637 ICDS workers besides 124 voluntaries have been deployed at 622 Booths.
He added that 57 booths have been established in hard to reach areas.
At Baramulla, Acting Deputy Commissioner/Additional District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Aijaz Abdullah Saraaf today kick-started the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) campaign by giving oral polio drops to a newly born baby at GMC Baramulla.
Chief Medical Officer Baramulla, Medical Superintendent Associated Hospital, Deputy CMO, various concerned officers among other stakeholders were presenton the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, ADDC emphasized for mobilizing adequate resources and close coordination for the success of the campaign. He said that timely availability of vaccine should be ensured particularly in remote and high risk areas of the district.
On the occasion it was informed that about 1.64 lakh children falling in the age group of 0-5 years shall be immunized at 790 booths and 11 transit points established in the district.
About 3150 health workers have been deployed for the successfull conduct of the Immunization drive. Moreover, one mobile team has also been facilitated for the purpose
ADDC also emphasized the importance of ensuring a mass media campaign and door to door visit to cover all the children under the programme.
At Bandipora, Deputy Commissioner, Dr Owais Ahmad inaugurated the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Programme by administering polio drops to a child at District Hospital Bandipora.
CMO, Dr Bashir Ahmad, Dy CMO, Dr Parveiza, Medical Superintendent and staff members of DH were present on the occasion.
It was informed that about 62000 children upto 5 years of age were administered Vaccine at 349 IPPI centres established in the district including in snow bound Gurez Valley.
Besides, mobile transit teams along with supervisory staff, teachers and Anganwadi Workers were engaged for proper execution and monitoring of the immunization process.
At GANDERBAL, The Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today launched the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Programme at District Hospital Ganderbal in presence of Chief Medical Officer Ganderbal, DHO, Medical Superintendent DH and other concerned officers.
Under the programme 48013 children in the age group of 0-5 years will be administered vaccines at 232 booths vaccinations in the district to immunize them against the disease.