Five-day pulse polio drive to be held from Sept 21

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Sep 17, 2014 12:41 IST

A massive pulse polio drive will be held in the city from September 21 to 25. Neeru Katyal, additional deputy commissioner (ADC) held a meeting with health and related officials in this regard and said, “Though India has been declared Polio-free by the World Health Organization, but still we can’t afford to be ignorant about the disease and should ensure that children upto 5 years get polio drops.”

Dr Sanjeev Hans, district immunisation officer said it would be a door-to-door drive would the city as well as surrounding towns and villages. Polio is prevalent in other countries like Pakistan and Afganistan. Thus, this drive was initiated to end the virus completely in the country.

He said that a total of 3.80 lakh children will be administered polio drops in this drive in 725653 houses. 1579 teams were made for the purpose which includes 99 mobile and 67 transit teams. 302 supervisors are appointed to carry out the drive.

ADC Neeru Katyal appealed to people to cooperate the teams visiting their houses to administer polio drops.

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