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Pulse polio immunization program held across Jammu Division

Pulse polio immunization program held across Jammu Division

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JAMMU, MARCH 10: The First round of 3-Day campaign Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme was started across Jammu Division under which the children upto the age of 5 years are being administered anti-polio vaccine.


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At Doda near about 75000 children below 5 years of age were administered oral polio drops across the district Doda to safeguard them from the crippling disease besides eradicating the menace of polio from the district.



District Development Commissioner Dr. Sagar D. Doifode inaugurated the IPPI programme by administering polio drops to children at district hospital, Doda.

2124 employees and 107 supervisor’s,5 zonal magistrate were deputed in 531 pulse-polio booths established across the district. Dr. Sagar D. Doifode directed the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to constitute mobile teams for conducting house -to-house survey to ensure that hundred percent target is achieved in next two-days of the drive.

At Kishtwar, Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana inaugurated the campaign while Chief Medical Officer, Kishtwar Dr. Abdul Majeed, Dy. CMO Kishtwar Dr. Yaqoob besides Doctors and Paramedical staff were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion DC asked the concerned authorities to ensure that each and every child under 05 year of age gets the Polio drops and emphasize to reach door to door in the district so that no children will be left uncovered under this programme.

“The Pulse Polio programme will provide oral Polio drops to about 40914 children across the district for which 373 Polio booths has been established in the district.” he added.

Besides as many as 74 Supervisors, 1485 Health worker which include Anganwari Workers, Voluntary workers, ASHA workers have been engaged for this service to make the programme successful.

At Kathua, Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Klaudia inaugurated the campaign administered polio drops to the children at District Hospital and informed that the department had established 580 booths across the district. Of this, 92 would be in high risk areas of the district.

As many as 14 transit teams with 116 supervisors and 2320 booth members will spearhead this campaign along with 7 mobile teams having 26 members to ensure 100% immunization, DC informed.

At Reasi, Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Indu Kanwal Chib administered polio drops to kids at the hospital.

She said that although the nation is polio-free, still there is a need to ensure that no untoward case of polio emerges.

364 polio booths have been set up throughout the district while 80 officials are supervising teams of 1600 ground workers who started as early as 4 am to vaccinate kids from remotest areas of the district. In addition to polio booths, 18 transit and 12 mobile camps are vaccinating to ensure maximum outreach.

The drive aims to target 63932 kids, of 0-5 years of age, of the district. Left-out kids are to be immunised through door-to-door campaign.

At Udhampur, District Development Commissioner Dr. Piyush Singla formally launched the first round of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI), campaign 2018-19 and administered a polio drops to a baby at District Hospital Udhampur.

The programme was organized by District Health Society Udhampur with an aim to provide two drops of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) to all the children of 0 to 5 years in the district.

Speaking on the occasion, the DDC informed that as many as 540 vaccination booths are setup in different parts of the district to cover 87667 children of 0-5 years for vaccination.

He further said that 2160 Vaccinators along with 108 supervisors, 6 district monitors of 6 medical blocks are deployed in the district for monitoring of polio immunization campaign in the district.

At Samba, Deputy Commissioner Samba, Sushma Chauhan inaugurated Pulse Polio Programme covering a target of 47873 children under five years of age with setup of 330 booths. Highly risk area including slums, brick kilns, construction sites/stone crushers, industrial areas and nomadic families habitation shall be covered on priority basis. “A total of 10 mobiles vans 1320 grass root workers, 66 field staff supervisors, from health, ICDS, Asha, NGOs, and volunteers have deployed for the purpose.

At Ramban, Deputy Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat today inaugurated Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme at District Hospital (DH) Ramban.

CMO, Dr. Safi-u-din Khan, Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Bahat, BMOs, and staff members of DH were present on the occasion.

DDC informed that the anti-polio drive was carried out in the district today in which about 65000 children upto 5 years of age were administered polio vaccines.

He further disclosed that 416 vaccination booths have been established across the 4 medical blocks of the district including Gool, Ukhral, Batote and Banihal with a deployment of officials of different departments. Besides, 16 mobile transit teams along with supervisory staff and collaboration of teachers and Anganwadi Workers were engaged for proper execution and monitoring of the immunization process.

Similar drive was also carried out in far-flung and snow bound areas of district like Mahu and Mangit of Banihal block.

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