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Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization programme carried out across JK
Polio drops administered to 2017178 children at 11527 booths

Jammu, March 11, (Scoop News)- Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today kick started the second round of IPPI programme from Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar by administering polio drops to children.
Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Dr Pawan Kotwal and other senior officers of the department were also present on the occasion.
A model pulse polio camp was organized by the Department in the premises of Gandhi Nagar Hospital, wherein scores of children below the age of 5 years were administered the doses of pulse polio.
Speaking on the occasion Bali reiterated the commitment of the Health department in keeping the state polio free.
“Although there are no cases of polio in the state since 2010, the efforts for eradication need to be sustained in view of risk from neighbouring countries,” he said.
He complimented the department for such vast coverage and reach, and said that education levels have helped the state in mobilizing the general public for immunization. The health Minister said unless eradication of polio in neighbouring countries is achieved the department needs to work relentlessly for keeping polio at bay in the country.

DDC inaugurates Second Round IPPI in Udhampur
District Development Commissioner Ravinder Kumar today inaugurated the Second Round of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI), campaign 2017-18 and administered polio drops to a baby at District Hospital Udhampur.
The DDC was accompanied by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. K.C Dogra, Dy. Chief Medical Officer , Dr. S.D Attri, Medical Superintendent District Hospital Dr. Vijay Basnotra, DTO Dr. Radhay Krishan, DIO,Dr. Santosh Sharma, DHO, Dr. Janak Raj, Deputy Medical Superintendent District Hospital, Dr. Vijay Rana.
The campaign will be observed from 11th of March 2018 to 13th of March 2018.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC said that during this campaign, children from the age group of 0 to 5 years will be immunized in the district along with sex ratio survey under “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” that was started by DDC Udhampur during 1st Round, in which the sex ratio was observed to be 936/1000, will also continue during this round as well.
Chief Medical Officer, disclosed that first day being booth activity, 540 booths were established throughout the district consisting of 2160 vaccinators along with 108 supervisors and 11 transit points consisting of 44 vaccinators and 3 supervisors.
12th and 13th, March 2018 will be house to house activity in which the left out children will be covered under this programme and total number of children to be vaccinated during the campaign is 87667.
DDC stressed upon all to ensure that all children in the age group of 0 to 5 years are covered in this campaign.
The campaign was ably assisted by allied departments and especially by CRPF that assisted in establishing polio booths at DH and Jakhani Chowk . On the occasion, gifts were also distributed among the girl child.
Later, DDC also monitored IPPI booths established at Jakhani, Baryal and Satani to have on the spot assessment of the working of the booth activity. DDC also checked the VVMs at these booths.

Over 65000 children get IPPI round 2nd Vaccination in Ramban
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Saif-Ud-Din Khan kickstarted second phase of pulse polio programme at District Hospital , here today.
Dy. CMO Iqbal Bhat, Doctors and other staff were present on the occasion.
As many as 65000 children below five years age were covered under the vaccination drive against polio in the district.
The vaccination drive between 8 am to 5 pm included door to door outreach programmes. In order to aid the tourists, commuters, and those in transit, the health department also set up vaccination facility at railway stations and bus stops, too.
"Irrespective of the previous vaccination given, the parents must make sure that their children below five years are covered under polio vaccination this time too. Next two days we also conduct a door to door survey to make sure that left out children should get covered under vaccination said CMO Ramban.
District administration setup 416 pulse polio vaccination booths, and deployed 1700 workers, 8 numbers of mobile units. Besides this assistance from NGOs, Anganwari workers, ASHAs, PRIs, responsible citizens including lambardar, Chowkidar was also taken in the vaccination drive.

Second round Pulse Polio Immunization Drive commences in Poonch
Deputy Commissioner, Tariq Ahmad Zargar in the presence of Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mumtaz Bhatti and other medical staff of district hospital todatinaugurated three-day pulse polio immunization drive by administering Oral Polio Vaccine to a baby at Raja Sukhdev Singh District Hospital Poonch.
Highlighting the importance of Oral Polio Vaccine in combating the potentially fatal disease, the Deputy Commissioner said that this drive intends to administer polio drops to children below the age of five years in the entire district. He said that Oral Polio Vaccine will be administered to 75772 children up to the age 5years for which as many as 426 pulse polio booths were set up all over the district for this purpose.
"The left out children and hard areas will be covered through house to house visit in the next two days by the concerned functionaries to cover the targeted figure", Zargar added.
Dr.Mumtaz Bhatti CMO Poonch has appealed the parents to bring out their children up to 5 years of age for immunization against polio.
As the last report came 62582 children were vaccinated at booth level, whereas, 1653 children in transit points and total 3945 OPV vials were used.

2nd Round of Intensified Pulse Polio Vaccination Begins at Rajouri
85209 Children Vaccinated on Day 1
On the first day of second round of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization drive, 85209 children in age group of 0-5 years were vaccinated for polio virus across the district in 634 booths and 19 transit points. Pertinently the district has a population of 108063 children in the age group of 0-5 years.
The whole drive is being conducted under close supervision of district administration headed by Deputy Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary. He informed that the drive will continue on 12th and 13th of March during which house to house immunization, vaccination by special teams deputed at transit points and in high risk areas like brick kilns, construction sites, slums, nomads etc will be conducted.
Dr Shahid also informed that ADC Koteranka Shafiq Ahmed, SDM Kalakote Khalid Hussain, SDM Nowshera Abdul Sattar, SDM Sunderbani Kirtar Singh and SDM Thana Mandi Afzal Mirza, on directions of District Administration constituted special teams headed by Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars in their respective jurisdiction for coordination with health officials, supervising the whole drive and for ensuring that the vaccination material has reached at booths.
He also complimented the health department for 78.85 percent coverage of children of targeted age group in a meticulously planned drive.
Dr Suresh Gupta, Chief Medical Officer Rajouri who kickstarted the drive from his office informed that 11837 children in Darhal, 17589 in Manjakote, 18575 in Kandi, 11884 in Kalakote, 13992 in Nowshera and 8342 in Sunderbani were administered the vaccine for polio virus on the first day of second round of IPPI drive wherein 5085 OPV vials have been utilized. He further informed that 2387 children were vaccinated at transit points established in all medical blocks of the district.
Giving more details District Immunisation Officer Dr Anis-A-Nabi said that in high risk areas, 301 children in 328 households in slums, 991 in 412 households of nomads, 283 in 318 households of brick kilns besides 41 children at other migratory sites have been vaccinated in first round of immunisation drive.
At district hospital, the vaccination was given to the newly born/infants in presence of Medical Superintendent Dr Mehmood Hussain Bajjar.

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