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Migratory Pulse Polio Round To Be From September 26 to 28

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | September 23, 2021 05:00 PM

PATIALA:To administer immunisation drops under Migratory Pulse Polio Campaign being started from September 26 to 28 in Patiala District, a total of 202 teams have been set up to cater 26091 children of 0 to 5 years age group, said Civil Surgeon Dr Prince Sodhi, during a meeting of District Task Force, chaired by Assistant Commissioner, Jasleen Kaur Bhullar, here, today.
He apprised the task force members that though there was no case reported in the past 9 years of Polio but as per the directions of Government, to save the children of slum areas and remote areas such as Brick kiln labourers, this special round of immunisation has been chalked out. He said that as many as 220 teams including 18 mobile teams have been given the task of administering polio drops to each child in the age group of 0-5 residing in slum areas, Dana Mandi, Shellers, Brick Kilns etc.
During the meeting, Dr Sumit Singh, District Epidemiologist National Vector Borne Diseases, while briefing the house of the current status of Dengue, said that health teams have inspected about 4 lakh households so far to make aware the people of the Dengue fever. As many as 5000 larvae of Dengue mosquito have been destroyed and reports of 27 people confimed with dengue fever. Out of these, 7 belongs to urban population while 20 to rural. Appealing the people to observe dry days besides taking care of stagnant water in their places such as old tyres, flower pots, coolers and back tray of refrigerators, he said that as the larvae of dengue mosquito developes in clear water so we have to take extra care in rainy season. He said that we have arranged 11 health care institutions besides sufficient testing kits to protect the residents from the dengue but awareness is the most important part of our drive.
Assistant Commissioner, Jasleen Kaur Bhuller asked the doctors and other stakeholder departments to work in tandom to make the pulse polio campaign a great sucess besides making aware of the people of the Dengu fever.
Others who attended the meeting included, Dr Veenu Goyal, District Immunization Officer, Dr Vikram Gupta, Naresh Kumar Kamboj, District Program Officer, Amarjit Singh District Education Officer (Elementary), Sukhwinder Khosla, Deputy DEO (Secondary) and SMOs of carious government CHCs and PHCs.

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