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Three-day long Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization prog launched across State

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 29: Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme was today launched across the State in which thousands of children under the age of 5 years were administered polio drops at pulse polio centres being set up by the administration at various locations.
JAMMU: Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat and Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash launched the state-wide National Pulse Polio Campaign by administering polio drops to the children at Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar here today.
Health and Family Welfare Department had made elaborate arrangements for administering the polio drops to the children across the State with a vast network of special booths set up at vital locations.
Commissioner Secretary, Health and Medical Education Dr Mandeep K Bhandari, Director Family Welfare, J&K, Dr Baldev Sharma, Mission Director, NHM, Dr Mohan Singh, Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr. Gurjit Singh Soodan, CMO, Jammu, Dr Robinder Khajuria, Medical Superintendent, Gandhi Nagar Hospital, Dr Madhuri Slathia and large number of doctors and para-medics were present on the occasion.
Later, the Speaker and Ministers inaugurated the newly constructed District Early Intervention Center developed at a cost of Rs 41 lakh in Gandhi Nagar Hospital under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) of NHM.
BJP State President and MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma launched the IPPI programme at Government Hospital Sarwal by administering polio drops to children aged below five years. Medical Superintendent Dr Renu Sharma, Dr Ravinder Singh, Pulse Polio Vaccine Incharge Jammu, CMO Dr Robinder Khajuria, BJP Vice President Parmod Kapahi, Ayodhya Gupta, Dr Balwinder Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, Rakesh Mahajan, parents of the children and local residents were also present on the occasion.
Jammu East MLA Rajesh Gupta inaugurated IPPI programme at Talab Khatikan in Ward Number 5. MLA Rajesh Gupta was accompanied by BMO Paramjit Singh and BJP leaders namely Kuldeep Kandhari, Gopal Gupta, Chaman Lal, Raj Kumar, Rajesh, Kartar, Hari Om Sharma and Raju. The medical staff who accompanied the MLA included Dr Kavita, Mehmood Khan, Aashiq Hussain, Dr Nahida and Pinky Khajuria.
Three-day long IPPI programme was inaugurated at Government Ayurvedic Dispensary, Jhullaka Mohallah by Sat Paul Singh, Secretary, Sanatam Dharam Sabha, J&K and President, Social Welfare Committee in presence of medical team members namely Rashid Mohammad, Kamlesh Kumar Tak, Nirmal Kumari Sharma and Kiran Balla. Dya Ram, Subash Dubey, Vinod Bakshi, Dheeraj Sharma, Janak Raj Gupta, Ravinder Agarwal and many others were present on the occasion.
SAMBA: The three-day long Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme was inaugurated by Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga at Government Emergency Hospital, Vijaypur in the presence of CMO Samba Dr Seema Gupta and other staff members of health department. CMO Samba Dr Seema Gupta told that to cover up around 49000 children (0-5 years) in whole district Samba, 330 pulse polio booths have been established with 69 supervisors and 1350 vaccinators.
MLA Samba Dr Devinder Kumar Manyal inaugurated the IPPI programme at District Hospital Samba. CMO Samba, Dr Seema Gupta informed that 330 polio booths were established across the district in which 1320 vaccinators actively participated and 37839 children were vaccinated against a target of 48539.
Eminent social activist Avinash Choudhary inaugurated IPPI programme at pulse polio booth established at Vijaypur bus stand in presence of BMO Ramgarh Dr Harbaksh Singh. Pardeep Singh, Sourav Jandyal, Sanju Sharma, Vicky Sharma, Rahul Sharma, Imran Khan, Vishal Singh and many others were present on the occasion.
KATHUA: MLA Rajiv Jasrotia inaugurated the IPPI programme at District Hospital here to cover more than 93000 children of the district. MLA also unveiled an ambulance for District Hospital for the welfare of needy patients. CMO Ajay Sangara said that to cover 93,500 children (0 to 5 years), 562 pulse polio booths have been set up with 2273 workers to achieve the target.
UDHAMPUR: District Development Commissioner Niraj Kumar inaugurated the first round of IPPI programme at District Hospital here, which was organized by District Health Society. DDC informed that a total of 88381 children of 0 to 5 years have been identified in the district and in order to cover all the children of district, about 527 polio booths have been established. Besides this, 12 transit camps and 12 mobile vehicles have also been deployed for ensuring that no child in the district is left behind from these crucial two drops of OPV. CMO Dr Chander Prakash, ADMO Udhampur/Reasi, Dr Anil Gupta , Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Santosh Sharma, Secretary MC Udhampur Vijay Kumar, staff members, volunteers and ASHA workers were also present on the occasion.
DODA: District Development Commissioner Bhupinder Kumar inaugurated pulse polio immunization programme round 1st today at Old District Hospital here. CMO Doda apprised the DDC that there are about 76104 children in the target age group of 0-5 years, for which 517 IPPI Booths have been established in the District. He further informed that about 2068 vaccinators from health/education and ICDS department have been deployed to administer polio drops, besides 103 supervisors from health department each supervising 5 PPI Booths have also been deployed for the purpose.
Meanwhile, expressing their anger against State Government, NHM Employees observed Pulse Polio Day as black day. On the occasion, all the NHM staff members who were on pulse polio duty wear black bands on their forehead. District President All JK NHM Employees Association Faizan A Tramboo said that the aim of holding Pulse Polio Day as black day is to inform the State Government about their grievances. Similar protests were observed in all the districts of Jammu Division, he added.
POONCH: Assistant Commissioner Revenue Ashraf Chowdhury in presence of Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nayaz Chowdhury today launched three day pulse polio immunization drive by administering Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) to infant baby at Raja Sukhdev Singh District Hospital, here. CMO Poonch informed that OPV will be administered in as many as 415 booths set up for vaccination in  the district and 1660 workers have been deputed to these established booths besides 88 supervisors to supervise these  booths. He further added that the drive will also continue in the form of house to house visits by the field-level health functionaries to cover the targeted figure.
REASI: District Develop-ment Commissioner Ravinder Kumar launched the pulse polio programme by administering pulse polio drops to the children at new District Hospital Reasi here. Later, District Development Commissioner also visited some booths set up in the interior of the town to take stock of the arrangements made by the health department. It was informed that about 59170 children are being covered in the first round of pulse polio campaign through 364 booths with the assistance of 1456 booth members, 69 supervisors, 18 transit teams and 12 mobile teams.
KATRA: SDM Katra Neelam Khajuria inaugurated the IPPI programme at Darshani Gate, Base Camp here in presence of Dy CMO Reasi Dr KC Dogra, BMO Katra Dr Gopal Dutt, Deputy Commandant, CRPF, Manager, SMVDSB Sham Singh and staff members. Seven transit booths have also been established at police check post Moori, Nomain, Railway Station, Balini, Serly and Inderprast view point at Adhkuwari, besides polio booths are also establoished at Bhawan, Sanji chat, Himkoti and Adhkuwari, said BMO Katra Dr Gopal Dutt.
RAMBAN: A total of 55721 children were covered out of 65163 under first round of pulse polio campaign which was launched by Additional Deputy Commissioner Ramban Angrez Singh Rana here. In all the four blocks 17850 covered in Batote, 9373 in Gool, 11730 in Banihal and 16768 in Ukhral. The vaccination campaign is being monitored by Dy CMO Dr Iqbal Bhat, Medial Superintendent DH Ramban Dr Saifusin Khan, BMOs under the supervision of CMO Ramban Dr Mohammad Anwar Bhat.
SRINAGAR: Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, launched the Intensified Pulse-Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme at JLMN Hospital Rainawari by administering polio drops to children below the age of 5 years. Director said that as many as 630 Pulse Polio booths have been set up in different areas across Srinagar, while as around 2500 workers and 126 supervisors have been deployed on duty to achieve 100 percent target. He urged the concerned for making coordinated efforts to ensure all children upto the age of five years are covered under the programme.
SHOPIAN: The IPPI programme was launched by Deputy Commissioner, Manzoor Ahmad Qadri at District Hospital.  Speaking on the occasion, DC informed that about 43371 children are being administered anti-Polio drops in the district for which 860 personal of health department and Supervisors have been deployed at 215 Pulse Polio centres.
PULWAMA: The IPPI programme was launched by Deputy Commissioner, Muneer-ul-Islam at old Hospital here. Deputy Commissioner said that 87108 children under the age group of 0-5 years are being administered pulse polio drop today in district for which 1828 personal of health department and supervisors have been deployed at 464 centres.
BUDGAM: District Development Commissioner, Mir Altaf Ahamd kicked off the IPPI drive at Aga Syed Yousf Memorial District Hospital. He said as many as 101916 lakh children are targeted in the district for which 2252 workers and volunteers have been deployed at 612 booths including 9 transit teams.
GANDERBAL: The first phase of the 3-day IPPI drive commenced at District Hospital here, which was inaugurated by District Development Commissioner, Tariq Hussain Ganai by administering OPV to a baby. DC said that 45504 children are being identified for administering pulse polio drops for which 227 booths were set up and 908 employees were deputed for conducting the programme. In addition to these employees 30 volunteers and 49 supervisors were also deputed.
ANANTNAG: Deputy Commissioner, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah kick- started the IPPI programme by administering plus polio drops to new born infants at Maternity and Child Care Hospital, here. CMO Anantnag, Dy CMO, Medical Superintendent, M&CCH, Health officer and other concerned were present on the occasion. DC informed that 135734 children in the age group of 0-5 years will be covered under IPPI programme for which 624 vaccine booths have been set up. Besides, 2621 total workers have been deployed which include 125 supervisors, 977 health workers, 771 ASHA workers, 455 Anganwari workers and 12 from Education Department, besides 281 volunteers.
KULGAM: Deputy Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat launched the IPPI programme by administering plus polio drops to new born infants at District Hospital, here. CMO, Kulgam, Dy CMO, Medical Superintendent District Hospital and other para medical staff were present on the occasion and it was informed that 88765 children in the age group of 0-5 years are being covered under IPPI programme in the district for which 508 vaccine booths have been set up and 2032 health workers, 646 ASHA workers, 367 Anganwari workers and 101 supervisors have been deployed on duty.
BANDIPORA: The first phase of the 3-day IPPI drive was inaugurated by District Development Commissioner, Sajad Hussain at District Hospital here by administering OPV to a baby.
BARAMULLA: District Development Commissioner, Dr Nassir Ahmad Naqash inaugurated the IPPI drive by administering Oral Polio vaccine to a baby at District Hospital Baramulla. On the occasion, it was informed that as many as 154879 children will be covered under the Ist phase of IPPI programme for which 776 vaccination booths have been established, while as 786 teams consisting of 3259 members, including Health workers, ASHA Workers, Anganwari workers and teachers have been deployed.
KUPWARA:  District Development Commissioner GM Dar kick started the IPPI programme at Sub District Hospital by administering the pulse polio drops to newly born babies. It was informed that as many as 1.36 lakh children up to 5 years will be covered under the IPPI programme for which 720 polio booths have been established in the district, while as 3083 employees and 146 supervisors were engaged in the process, besides 38 mobile teams were deployed to achieve the target.
TANGHDAR: Sub Divisional Magistrate Karnah, Shabir Ahmad Indrabi administered the anti-polio vaccine to new born babies in a hospital here. SDM said that 8500 children are targets under first round of IPPI programme in the sub division and for this purpose, 64 booths have been set up and 150 employees of different departments have been engaged to cover the 100 per cent targets. He also said that the Upper Jabdi area is being covered within a week under the progamme.
KARGIL: The IPPI programme was launched by Executive Councillor Health, LAHDC, Kargil Mohammad Hussain at District Hospital here. Under the programme, 17766 children upto the age of 5 years will be covered for which 382 booth were set up in the district, while as 1528 employees have been deployed for achieving the target.
LEH: the IPPI programme was launched by Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC, Leh Dr Sonam Dawa at District Immunization Centre, here by administering polio drops to a small baby. He also flagged of the team of supervisors to various locations for supervision of the IPPI programme.
District Health Officer Dr Manzoor-ul Haq informed that a target of 11901 children under the age group of 0-5 years will be covered under the first round of IPPI programme for which 1490 paramedic, ICDS workers, ASHAs and 75 supervisors are deployed at 375 pulse polio booth. Medical Superintendent SNM Hospital Dr P Wangchok, BMO Dr Mohammad Iqbal and health department staff were also present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the IPPI programme was also launched at Nyoma, Nubra and Khalsi Sub-Divisions.

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