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Another round of pulse polio campaign launched

delhi Updated: Jan 09, 2010 21:24 IST
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Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit launched another round of pulse polio campaign in the city on Saturday by administering polio drops to children.

"Delhi is all set to succeed in pulse polio immunisation programme slated for tomorrow. The city has already achieved zero polio level though the level fluctuated due to import of virus from neighbouring states and it will strive hard to achieve zero level in true sense," Dikshit said.

For the first time, a joint team of health experts from Japan and Hong Kong will help health personnel here during the next two days in making this round successful.

Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia said 8,200 polio booths would be set up across the city to administer polio vaccine to children between the age group of 0-5 years.

"The stalls would be stationed at railway stations, ISBT, public places including major temples, metro stations, and Millennium Park.

"Apart from this, a door-to-door week-long survey would also be conducted under search and immunisation Pulse Polio Campaign. Around 17,000 workers in 9,200 teams would visit different colonies including Slum and JJ Clusters to administer polio drops to children," she said.