Srinagar, March 06:
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Wednesday convened a
meeting of District Taskforce Committee to review the action plan for
Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization 2018-19 to be held on March 10.
The meeting was
informed that the total population of 1,90,170 children of age up to 5 years in
the district will be covered under the immunization programme for which 668
Pulse Polio booths will be established across all seven medical zones of the
It was further
informed that the total requirement of vials and doses for the immunization
programme include 9,614 and 1,92,281 respectively. Some 2700 workers will be
deployed for the job which will be overseen by a total of 135 supervisors
across all booths in the district.
The DC instructed
for ensuring that there is strict adherence to cold chain protocol to make sure
that the programme is the safest and the most successful. He stressed on making
sure that all the health centres are abundantly equipped with all necessary
facilities for the programme.
He also emphasized
the importance of ensuring a mass media campaign about the programme in order
to create widespread awareness among the general public.
The meeting also
reviewed the preparations for the National Deworming Day to be held for a week
beginning March 20.
It was informed that
some 5.27 lac children between 1 and 19 years of age in the district will be
dewormed through platforms of schools and Anganwadi Centers during the weeklong
Dr Shahid Iqbal
impressed upon all the concerned agencies to ensure that both these campaigns
are conducted in the most successful manner. He assured the Health department
of all support to make these both successful.
Officer Srinagar, District Immunization Officer Srinagar and other concerned
officers attended the meeting.