DDC Samba inaugurates Pulse Polio Programme

SAMBA: District development Commissioner, samba Rohit Khajuria today inaugurated Intensified Pulse Polio Programme and instilled polio vaccine drops to newly born baby in the presence of Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rajinder Samyal at District Hospital Samba.

The polio programme is set to be carried out for 3 days and 47654 children in the district of age group below 5 years are to be vaccinated.

Booth level activities for which 332 booths, 11 mobile teams and 9 transit teams were established whereas 1328 workers, 66 supervisors from health ICDS, Education, NGOs and volunteer workers engaged.

38393 children have been immunized today in the booth activity. For next two days these teams will conduct door to door activity and cover 59845 houses, 94 high risk areas including slums, brick kilns workers colony, nomads and construction site to immunize the left out children.

Senior doctors and para-medical staff were also present on the occasion.

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