REASI, JANUARY 12:- To review the preparedness of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) campaign in the district, a meeting of District Task Force (DTF) was held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Reasi, Ms Sushma Chauhan who is also the chairperson of District Health Society Reasi, at conference hall of Deputy Commissioner office, here today.
While speaking in the meeting, the DDC directed the officers concerned to focus on high risk areas including slums and nomadic populations where chances of polio are on the higher side besides people should also be made aware about immunization. She exhorted that no child below 5 years be left without immunization in the district. She stressed upon the officers of Health, ICDS, Social Welfare and Education departments to put in their sincere and coordinated efforts to make the district polio free.
DDC stressed for organizing special awareness campaign by involving NGO’s for generating maximum awareness among the general public regarding Pulse Polio Campaign in the district. She emphasized on hundred percent successes in the ensuing IPPI rounds and asked all members to work in coordination. She further stressed on officers to educate the masses about the programme and also involve PRI functionaries as they are close to the people and help in implementing these programmes. A team of District officers will be constituted to monitor the whole programme at all the blocks, She added.