Hailakandi: Additional Deputy Commissioner in charge of Health, EL Faihraem chaired a meeting of the District Task Force on Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) at GNM School here on Friday.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director, Health Services, Dr. RC Dwivedy, Superintendent of SK Roy Civil Hospital, block medical officers, medical officers, IPPI coordinators, supervisors and other concerned officers.
During the meeting, it was informed that Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization programme is going to be held on January 19 coinciding with the Polio National Immunization Day under which children in the age group of 0-5 years will be given polio drops.
ADC Faihraem gave directions to ensure 100% coverage of the children falling in the age group of 0-5 years. He further directed to pay special attention to vulnerable groups like migrant labour settlements and hard terrain areas.
The ADC further appealed to the general public to ensure each and every child between 0 to 5 years is administered polio drops at the polio booths for better health of the children.
Joint Director, Health Services, Dr. Dwivedy disclosed that booth activity will be held on January 19 followed by door-to-door immunization on January 20 and 21.
As many as 1,02,370 children below five years would be administered polio drops in 598 booths under four numbers of block primary health centres and one PP Centre (Urban) across the district. Altogether 2,312 health workers and 133 supervisors have been engaged in the polio immunization drive.