Administration gears up for pulse polio campaign
STATE TIMES NEWS
REASI: District Development Commissioner, Reasi, Shabir Ahmad Bhatt, who is also the Chairman of District Health Society Reasi, took a special meeting of the task force to make the first round of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) scheduled to be held in the district on 18th January, a mega success.
Chief Medical Officer Reasi, Dr Parminder Singh apprised the members about the comprehensive strategy and joint action plan to be adopted during the first round of IPPI programme.
“The first round will be of three days, first day at booths, second and third day door to door programme. Near about 364 booths have been identified to administer polio doses to around 54,921 children falling in the age group of 0-5 years and about 18 transit teams have been constituted in addition to these booths so as to cover the high risk areas,” informed Dr Singh.
Emphasising on hundred percent successes in the ensuing IPPI rounds, DDC stressed officers to educate the masses about the programme and also involve PRI functionaries and help in implementing these programmes.
A team of district officers will be constituted to monitor the whole programme at all the blocks added DDC.
MENDHAR: A meeting of Tehsil Task Force regarding Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) scheduled to be held in the district on 18th January, was held at Conference Hall of Block Medical Officer Mendhar under chairmanship of Sub. Divisional Magistrate Mendhar Romesh Kumar . In the meeting Block Medical Officer Mendhar Dr Parvaiz Ahmed Khan briefed in detail to the SDM that 126 booth have been set up for coverage of 21,763 children between age group of 0 to 5 years and all steps have been taken so that no child remains un-immunised for which a staff of 504 person has been engaged including with 25 supervisor s in addition with four transit posts have been set up.
UDHAMPUR: To finalise the arrangements for pulse polio immunisation in the district, a meeting of District Task Force Committee was held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Yasha Mudgal in which she directed the officers concerned to focus on high risk areas including slums and nomadic populations where chances of polio are on the higher side. She said that immunisation has to go on to reduce the risk of the disease. She exhorted upon the officers of Health, ICDS, Social Welfare and Education Departments to put in their sincere and coordinated efforts to make the district polio free.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Arun Sharma, Chief Education Officer, Balbir Singh, Programme Officer, ICDS, Krishan Lal, District Social Welfare Officer, Yash Paul Sharma, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Santosh Sharma, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Neeraj Sharma, Dy SP(HQ) and various prominent citizens attended the meeting.
KATRA : A Pulse Polio Task Force meeting was held at Katra under the Chairmanship of SDM Katra Anil Singh Chandel on Wednesday in which the representatives of different departments, NGOs and prominent persons of the town participated.
The Block Medical Officer (BMO) Katra Dr. Gopal Dutt explained the aims and objectives of the Pulse Polio programme. The SDM in his address asked all the departments to cooperate in this campaign so as to make the programme a great success.
Vote of thanks was presented by Dr Vijay Kumar.