Srinagar: The campaign for intensive pulse polio immunization was Sunday held across all districts of Kashmir 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.
At Budgam, District Development Commissioner, BudgamShabaz Ahmed Mirza 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 said 57 booths have been established in hard to reach areas.
At Baramulla, Acting Deputy Commissioner/Additional District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Aijaz Abdullah Saraaf kick-started the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) campaign by giving oral polio drops to a newly born baby at GMC Baramulla.
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
At Ganderbal, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal launched the IPPIProgramme 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.
At Pulwama, Additional Deputy Commissioner PulwamaAltafAhmad launched IPPI campaign at CMO office where he administered polio drops to the children in presence of CMO and other district officers.
During the Pulse Polio programme about 92836 children will be provided oral Polio drops at 471 Polio booths in the district.
Pertinently, 93 Supervisors, 1884 Health worker which include Anganwari Workers, Voluntary workers, ASHA workers besides eight mobile teams have been engaged to make the programme successful.
At Kupwara, DDCKupwara, Imam Din Inaugurated Pulse Polio Immunization programme at Sub District Hospital Kupwara during which he administered polio drops to an infant.
On the occasion, the DDC was informed that 130677 children will be immunized at 738 PPI centres set up across the district. Besides, 2952 employees have been deployed to implement the programme including 1289 staff members from health department, 954 Asha workers, 675 ICDS workers. It was also informed that 74 NGOs are taking part in the programme.
At Kulgam, Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, ShowkatAijaz Bhat launched the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization programme in the district by administering polio drops to several children at District Hospital Kulgam.
In district Kulgam 87290 children will be vaccinated at 508 booths established in five medical blocks by the health, Anganwadi and Asha Workers.
As many as 233 Pulse Polio booths were established besides 03 transit teams and 01 mobile team have been set up to vaccinate 39414 children.
It was informed that 948 health workers including Anganwari and ASHA workers have been deployed for the job.