Baramulla 11, March: The 2nd Round of the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Program drive commenced today in Baramulla. District Development Commissioner, Dr.Nassir Ahmad Naqash accompanied by Chief Medical Officer Baramulla, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Chalkoo inaugurates the Pulse Polio immunization drive by administering Oral Polio vaccine to a baby that was born just two hours before in the District Hospital Baramulla.
Dy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jozi Bashir, Medical Superintendend Dr.Syed Masood ,District Immunization Officer, Dr. Shabir Pathan, DMEIO, Gh. Rasool Bhat and other officers and officials were also present on the occasion.
It was informed that a total of 157326 children are to be immunized during the 2nd phase of the IPPI in district Baramulla, for which 870 vaccination booths have been put in place. The total teams deployed for the purpose stood at 786, consisting of 3313 members, including Health workers, ASHA Workers and Aganwari workers .Besides various Transit Camps and several Mobile camps have also been established across the district for places like railway stations, Bus addas, etc.
The DDC, meanwhile, called for extensive and coordinative efforts from the deployed machinery, so that every child below the age of five years in the district is covered under the programme.
Moreover polio both was also established in the slum area of Baramulla where DDC accompanied by CMO and Dy CMO inaugurates the drive.
2015 Kashmir Despatch