1,60,168 out of1,67,939 children up to age of 5 administered polio drops at 660 booths
Srinagar: Over 95 percent of the target population of children were administered the poliomyelitis vaccine as part of the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation programme in Srinagar.
The programmewas launched at the Gousia Hospital where the Chief Medical Officer Srinagar DrJehangir Bakshi administered polio drops to several children. At the end of thelaunch day on Sunday, 1,60,168 children were administered the vaccination in the district. Some 660 PulsePolio booths have been set up in the district across all its seven medicalzones targeting a population of 1,67,939 children up to age 5. Over 3100 healthworkers and 134 supervisors have been deployed for the job.Earlier in the weekthe Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary convened a finalmeeting to finalise arrangements for the immunisation programme in thedistrict.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Shahid had called for tactical application of the immunisation programme reiterating instructions to the concerned for ensuring strict adherence to cold chain protocol to make sure that the programme is the safest.