Srinagar: As many as 4.71 lakh children up to the age of five years will be immunised at 1133 vaccination booths under Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI Phase 2) on April 2 in four Kashmir districts, including Kupwara, Bandipora, Kulgam and Srinagar.
An official spokesperson here today said that the second phase of the anti-polio drive will be carried out in the district on April 2, 2017 in which 1.36 lakh children upto 5 years of age will be administered polio vaccines in north Kashmir district of Kupwara.
He said that 720 vaccine booths have been established in the district with a deployment of 3083 officials. Besides 27 medical teams, 146 supervisory Staff and representatives of NGOS shall also monitor the process.
He said that 62,106 children up to the age of 5 years will be immunised at 325 vaccination booths set up in the district. Services of 1300 workers from health, ICDS and Education Departments, besides NGOs will be availed at vaccination booths and 65 supervisors will monitor the programme, he added.
The spokesperson said 25 high risk areas in the district have been identified where special arrangements have been made to cover children under the programme.
He said that 630 polio booths with 2520 workers have been set up in Srinagar to administer doses to 1,83,861 number of children up to the age of five years.
Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Srinagar said the district administration has set up polio booths in every part of Srinagar and appealed the parents to get their children immunised on April 2.
Pulse Polio is an immunisation campaign established by the Government of India to eradicate poliomyelitis (polio).
The spokesperson said comprehensive strategy and joint action plan by administration and health department have been adopted during this phase of the IPPI programme.
He said as many as 88,765 children up to the age of 5 years will be immunised at 508 vaccination booths to be set up in the district. 2032 workers and 101 supervisors have been appointed for the purpose, he added.
He said that for the convenience of public, the Health Department has established 12 transit points in five Medical Blocks of the district for this purpose.
The Health Department has identified six high risk areas here at D H Pora and Qazigund, including Hallan DH Pora, Bangiward, Nagnard, Hallan Lammer, Kund Guger Basti and Waltengoo Nard.
To effectively monitor the implementation of the Immunization Programme, he said that the Health Department has constituted District & Block Level monitoring squads in the district.
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