42,000 children given polio under National Immunization Day

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The Pulse Polio Campaign took under the National Immunisation Day in which more than 42,000 children were given polio drops.  The National Immunisation Day or NID was launched by President of India Pranab Mukherjee in 2017 to provide polio drops to children aged below five years at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

To administer polio drops to childrenHealth Department has set up 460 booths across the city, and deploying about 13 teams in the transit points.

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About 100 sector supervisors supervised the booth activity. 920 teams of vaccinators were positioned from 9 am to 4 pm. The monitoring of the campaign for smooth conduct of works was done under the supervision of Director Health and family Welfare G Dewan along with other officials.

In other to get 100 percent immunization during the three-day campaign, door-to-door activity is scheduled on March 12 and March 13. This is done to ensure that no children are left behind for polio drops. Particular emphasis was given to urban slums.

A project initiated by the Health Department in the last NID pulse polio round in January named “Taare Zameen Par- A night Vigil.” The objective of the programme was to cover those children who come with their parents during daytime and halts at various places of the city. Six teams are going to be depictedfrom9pm to 11 pm from March 11. The teams will move with rag pickers or beggars to their places where they stay during night time with their children. This programme is not stated to help those peoples who cannot come with their children to the booth for having polio drops or have any knowledge about the campaign.

This programme aims at eradicating the health problems that may arise due to polio by ensuring all children should get drops under this programme.

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