Pulse Polio Immunization Programme Begins
MORIGAON: Along with the rest of the country, the Pulse Polio immunization programme was formally inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Rituraj Bora at Kanaklata LP School in Morigaon on Sunday. The DC inaugurated the programme by cutting the red ribbon in presence of ADC ST Rahman, Joint Director of Health Services, Moriagon, Dr Suneswar Deuraja and other dignitaries. DC Rituraj Bora called upon parents to give polio drops to their children so that they could protect their children from the disease. He also administered polio drops to infants.
JORHAT: The pulse polio immunization programme was kicked off by Joint Director of Health and Family Welfare, Jorhat, Dr Amrit Kumar Saikia who administered polio drops to infants during the inaugural ceremony on Sunday in presence of members from Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, UNICEF, WHO, NGOs and other health workers from NHM. Polio drops were given in various medical centres along the NH-37, AT Road, link road of Gar Ali, Goromur Pujadubi and Kabarsthan road. Health workers worked hard to make the programme successful, said Dr Amrit Saikia.
GAURISAGAR: Pulse polio immunization programme was conducted in Sivasagar on Sunday along with the rest of the country. Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner Dr MS Lakshmi Priya visited the Sivasagar Civil Hospital and took part in the programme. At first she administered pulse polio drops to her 11-month old daughter and then to other children who were present there. Superintendent of Sivasagar Civil Hospital, Dr Rajiv Baruah and nurses were present.
Silchar: The Pulse Polio Immunization was inaugurated by Cachar DC Barnali Sharma on Sunday at SM Dev Civil Hospital, Silchar in presence of Rajib Roy, ADC, Dr. Sudip Jyoti Das, Jt. Director of Health Services, Dr. P. K. Roy, Addl. CM&HO, Dr. Ajit Bhattacharjee, SDM&HO, Dr. Ashutosh Barman, Superintendent, S.M.Dev Civil Hospital and other officials of Health Department. Deputy Commissioner gave the first two drops to District Media Expert, Suman Choudhury’s nine month old son Shreyansh. It is to be mentioned that an estimated 278621 number of children of age group 0 to 5 years are to be covered under the campaign. 1292 booths have been set up where 5114 workers are engaged for this vaccination. 257 booth level Supervisors are also involved. Once the booth level activity is completed, the workers will move door to door on Monday and Tuesday to track the missed out children and immunise them. The Deputy Commissioner has urged the parents to come forward and immunise their children so that their future is ensured safe from polio, stated a press release.