*Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization programme begins in Doda*

Publish Date : 27/01/2020
Doda,January 19:- The Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Programme w.e.f:- 19th to 21th of  January 2020 for the children between 0-5 years age started in Doda district today.
District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr. Sagar D Doifode inaugurated the programme at the Model Polio Booth near OPD block,New District Hospital Doda and also administered Polio drops to the children.
Chief Medical Officer Doda Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Shah,MS District Hospital Doda besides, Doctors and senior functionaries of the Health Department were present in the programme.
While speaking on the aim’s and objectives of the programme, DDC said that Polio Immunization programme is a campaign established by the Government of India to eradicate Polio in India by vaccinating all children under the age of five years against Polio virus. 
He said that this model Polio booth does’t not only provide Polio drops to the children but also provides awareness about Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Ayushman Bharat scheme.
DDC said to reach the targeted children in the District 531 Pulse Polio Immunization Booths have been established to provide vaccine to a target of approximately 75000-76000 children. He also revealed 2124 health workers alongwith Supervisory teams, Anganwadi and Asha workers, Education department and ANMT school students have been engaged for Booth/ House to House activities,besides 17 transit booths are also established for the purpose.
DDC said to ensure achievement of the desired targets 107 supervisors have been engaged in the district to monitor the 3 day vaccination programme effectively so that every child in the age group of 0-5 years get Polio vaccine for healthy life.
DDC also said that in addition to this effective monitoring plan has been also placed by the district administration, under which the district has been divided in to five zones and five zonal monitors have been engaged for monitoring IPPI program each for Thathri, Gandoh, Assar,Ghat and Bhaderwah zone’s.
DDC enjoined upon the people of the district to bring their children who are of 0-5 years old to the nearest Pulse Polio Booth and immunize them against the Polio virus for their safe ad secure growth.