65,052 children to be immunized in Bandipora on Jan 28

DTFC reviews Micro Action Plan

Bandipora: The first meeting of District Task Force Committee (DTFC) for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme, 2018 was held here today to review and discuss the Micro Action Plan.

The meeting was chaired by District Development Commissioner (DDC), Bandipora, Sajjad Hussain.

It was given out at the meeting that first round of IPPI shall be held on January 28 while as the second round is scheduled to be held on March 11, 2018.

As many as 65052 children up to the age of five years have been targeted to be immunized in the first round for which 325 IPPI centres have been set up in the district, including 54 booths in snowbound Gurez area.

In all 1300 employees including 386 vaccinators, 425 ASHA workers, and 489 Awangwari works have been engaged for the purpose.

In order to supervise the process, 89 supervisors have also been nominated, while as five transit points and 13 cold chain points have also been identified to make the programme a success.

The meeting was informed that all the 54 polio booths of Gurez Medical Block and 25 booths of Bandipora and Hajin medical Blocks have been identified as high risk/ hard to reach areas in the district for which special arrangements have been made by the health department.

The meeting was further informed that over 86000 OPV dozes have been arranged for the district, of which 11000 dozes will be airlifted to Gurez beforehand.

The DDC on the occasion urged upon the officers to work with missionary zeal and in a coordinated manner so that no child remains uncovered.

The CMO Dr. Bilquees Mir asked for maintenance of proper cleanliness of IPPI centres.

Dy Chief Education Officer, G.M.Lone said that the schools identified as immunization centres will be kept open on the days of immunization.

Among others who participated in the meeting include Dy CMO Dr.Parveiza Kounser and officers of concerned departments.


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