9.56 lakh children administered polio vaccine in Kashmir: Dir Health
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Srinagar, Jan 23: Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr. Muhammad Amin today said 9.56 lakh children in the age group of 0-5 years were administered the pulse polio vaccine across the Kashmir division on Sunday.
“Of 10.61 lakh children, 90.01 per cent were covered on the first of the three day immunization programme in Kashmir division including the Ladakh area,” Dr Muhammad Amin told Greater Kashmir. He said the rest of the children would be covered in the next two days of the campaign.
Terming the percentage of children covered during the first day as ‘excellent,’ he said 91.94 per cent children were administered the vaccine in Srinagar district, 90.96 per cent in Budgam, 93.71 per cent in Baramulla, 93.12 per cent in Kupwara, 90.13 per cent in Bandipore, 91.20 per cent in Ganderbal, 86.59 per cent in Islamabad (Anantnag), 91.59 per cent in Pulwama, 82 per cent in Shopian, 84 per cent in Kulgam, 92.8 per cent in Kargil and 99.5 per cent in Leh.
He said 5489 booths were established across the Valley and near about 22000 manpower including 229 Asha Workers and 334 Anganwari workers were engaged for this purpose.
He said 252 mobile teams were also constituted for the purpose.
Meanwhile, Border roads Wives Welfare Association also opened a pulse polio immunization centre at Rangreth.
CAMPAIGN IN JAMMU
Minister for Medical Education, R S Chib launched the campaign at Immunization Clinic at SMGS Hospital, Jammu by administering polio vaccine to a child.
Chib said the global initiative to eradicate poliomyelitis by the end of the year 2000 was the largest international disease control effort ever. “Remarkable progress has been made since the initiative began in 1988,” he said adding “the number of global polio cases declined from an estimated 350,000 cases to just over 7000 in 1999.”
He said in J&K all arrangements were put in place to implement the pulse polio campaign adding the strategies include awareness, training, formation of transit and mobile teams and monitoring.
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