From our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, January 12: The Pulse Polio Immunization campaign will start in the district from January 18 with the aim of immunizing 13,76, 123 children below 5 years of age.
For the purpose, 916 booths have been set up and 3600 workers and 183 invigilators will be pressed into service. This was disclosed at the district level task force meeting of Pulse Polio Campaign, held on Monday at the DC’s office under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner MS Manivann.
While addressing the meeting, the District Immunization Officer, Dr Suniti Gogoi, disclosed that adequate number of banners, hoardings and publicity materials were being distributed in the town and rural areas for creating awareness.
The Deputy Commissioner laid emphasis on reaching out to each and every child during the campaign. Manivann directed the officials to include children of chars, brick kilns, tea estates and slum areas under the immunization programmes. Dr Tulika Goswami Mahanta and Dr Ajanta Deori briefed the meeting on ensuing Pulse Polio immunization campaign in detail through power point presentation.
The head of Pediatric department of AMC & H, Prof P Duwara, Additiol Chief Medical Officer (Family Planning), Dr Deepa Baruah, and sub–divisiol health officers and officials of various government departments attended the meeting. Earlier, the Joint Director of the Health and Family Planning of Dibrugarh district, Dr Amrit Barua, welcomed all and spoke in detail about the objectives of the meeting. India earned the distinction of Polio Free Country in 2014.