DDC Shopian reviews IPPI preparedness

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By Fast Kashmir on 12/01/2018.

DDC Shopian reviews IPPI preparedness
Junaid Gulzar
Shopian 12 Jan: To review the preparedness of Intensified
Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) campaign in the district, a meeting of
District Task Force (DTF) was held under the chairmanship of District
Development Commissioner, Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz,  who is also the
Chairperson of District Health Society Shopian, at Mini Secretariat
Arhama Shopian today.
During the meeting, Nodal Officer, briefed about preparedness of
Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization phase whose 1st phase is scheduled on 28th of January 2018.
He said that as many as 215 vaccination booths would be setup across the district during the campaign to cover 43371 children  falling under 0-5 years age group for vaccination.
        The DDC directed the concerned officers to focus on high risk
areas including slums and nomadic populations where chances of polio
are on the higher side.
He exhorted that no children below 5 years
should be left without polio drops in the district and called upon the
officers of Health, ICDS, Social Welfare and Education departments to
work in tandem in   making the district polio free.
   DDC stressed for organizing special awareness campaign by involving
NGO for generating maximum awareness among the general public
regarding Pulse Polio Campaign. He said a team of district officers
will be constituted to monitor the whole process of programme at all
blocks, he  added.
Earlier, CMO Dr. AB Rashid, apprised the members about the comprehensive strategy and joint action plan to be adopted during the first round of IPPI programme.
He also said that the first round of pulse polio campaign would be held on January 28, 2018 in the district which will be of three days. The first day will be at booths, second
and third day will be a door to door exercise.
          Among others, Executive Engineer R&B, Chief Education
Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Block Medical Officer, CDPOs, and
other district officers of various departments were present on the
DDC also directed the Chief Medical Officer to left no stone unturned in order to make this initiative successful and also assured every possible assistance from the district administration.