SRINAGAR, JANUARY 17 – The Pulse Polio Immunization Programme (IPPI) was today launched across Kashmir valley in which thousands of children under the age of 5 years were administered polio drops at pulse polio centres being set up by the administration at various locations in the valley.
The theme of this year’s Pulse Polio Immunization Programme is ‘Let’s make efforts today and Ensure Polio stays away’.
At Budgam, District Development Commissioner, Mir Altaf Ahmad kicked-off pulse polio immunization drive at district hospital. About 1,00,500 children are being targeted in the district for which 2,252 workers and volunteers have been deployed at 563 booths including six transit teams.
At Ganderbal, District Development Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat gave oral polio vaccine to a baby in district hospital. Approximately 40,698 children were covered under this programme and 227 vaccination booths have been set up for the purpose besides 957 employees were deputed for the immunization programme.
In far-flung tehsil of Gurez, the immunization drive was launched by Tehsildar Gurez at Sub-district hospital Dawar. About 204 employees have been deployed at 51 booths to administer the polio dose to about 5,075 children. At Leh, Executive Councillor, Agriculture Tsering Angdus inaugurated the programme at District Immunization Centre. A total target of 1,19,72 children would be covered in immunization campaign for which 1500 paramedic, ICDS workers, ASHAs and 75 supervisors are deployed at 377 pulse polio booths. About 18 mobile teams and 10 transit camps have also established in the district.
At Kupwara, District Development Commissioner, Kumar Rajive Ranjan administered polio doses to some new born infants. For the immunization of 134405 children in the district, 3016 employees have been deployed at 720 Pulse Polio centres.
At Kulgam, Additional District Development Commissioner, Mushtaq Ahmad inaugurated the campaign at district hospital.
The district’s target for IPPI is 91546 children between the age group of 0-5years that will be covered through 505 pulse polio booths by employing the services of 2020 workers.
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