Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today convened a meeting to review arrangements for the conduct of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme in the district.The meeting was informed that the first phase of the anti-polio drive will be carried out in the district on 3 February, 2019 in which about 109076 children upto 5 years of age will be administered polio vaccines. It was disclosed that 639 vaccination booths have been established across the 6 medical blocks of the district with a deployment of officials of different departments.It was further informed that the total requirement of OPV doses during this round would be 136471. Besides, mobile teams, 19 transit teams along with supervisory staff and collaboration of teachers and Anganwadi Workers will be sought for proper execution and monitoring of the immunization process.On the occasion, DC stressed the officials to put in their best for the success of the drive so that no child is left out from the immunization process. He laid focus on covering identified high risk areas especially labor class populace.
It is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders towards achieving 100% target to keep polio at bay in the district, he added.The DC instructed for ensuring becomes strict adherence to cold chain protocol to make sure that the programme is the safest and the most successful.DC directed CEO to ensure announcements in school and colleges regarding pulse polio immunization dates. He also directed CMO to ensure maximum awareness of the IPPI through radio, banners, television and print media.Earlier, CMO informed the meeting regarding preparations being made for ensuing IPPI programme in the district.Chief Planning Officer, Rajouri, Yoginder Katoch, Chief Medical Officer, Rajouri Dr.Sunil Sharma, District Immunization Officer, Aneez A Nabi, ARTO, DPO, District Education and Planning Officer, Rajouri, BMOs, officials associated with the IPPI programme and other concerned attended the meeting.