Poonch DC reviews preparedness for Pulse Polio Immunization at DTF meeting
POONCH : Deputy Commissioner Poonch Inder Jeet today chaired a meeting of District Task Force for Pulse Polio Immunization here at the conference hall of DC office complex.
During the meeting a detailed presentation on Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) program was presented. The (IPPI) program is scheduled on February 27 during which pulse polio drops will be administered to children in the 0-5 year age group.
A total of 81386 children below the age of 5 year would be administered polio vaccine in the district.
The Chief Medical Officer informed the meeting that 426 vaccination booths have been set up in the district. He further informed that 1704 workers and 84 supervisors have been deputed for ensuring absolute coverage.
Apart from all the hospitals in the district, the vaccine will be made available at primary health centres, Anganwari and sub-centres.After administering the vaccine, a small mark will be made on the finger of the child using a marker pen.
The CMO said that on the first day, children will be administered vaccination at booth level and on the second and third day door to door vaccination drives shall be conducted to cover the left out children of the district.
The Deputy Commissioner directed to conduct the drive in all the subdivisions and hard to reach areas of the district. He asked the concerned officers from the Health Department to work in a mission mode to ensure the 100% coverage of the children.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dr.Basharat Hussain, SDM mendhar, Dr. Sahil Jandyal, SDM Surankote, Naheem-Un-Nissa, Principal Govt.Degree College Poonch, Prof.M.H Shah, DYSP Operation, Manish Sharma, Chief Medical Officer, G.A Malik, CEO Education, Abdul Majid, Medical superintendent, Dr. besides staff members were present.