National Pulse Polio Campaign To Be Held From January 19-21
Jalandhar, January 16, 2020: Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr. Gurmeet Kaur Duggal on Thursday flagged off a rally to create awareness among the people regarding National Pulse Polio Campaign which would be held from January 19 to 21 in the district.
The rally passed through various areas of the city. The students of Government Nursing School also carried polio banners into their hands.
Dr Duggal said the teams of the health department will administer the polio drops to 2, 43,044 children between the age group of 0-5 years in this campaign.
Assistant Civil Surgeon said that a total of 2097 teams have been formed for the successful organization of the drive which will cover 543429 lakh houses, bus stand, railway station, 165 brick-kilns, 31 under-construction sites, 667 high-risk areas and 232 slum areas.
She said that the health department has also set up 23 transit teams and 81 mobile teams for the successful coverage of all children.
She further said that the department has also constituted 209 supervisory teams have also been constituted for monitoring the drive.
She said that for the first day (January 19) of drive, 1076 polio booths will be set up in the district and next two days, the polio teams will visit door to door to administrating the polio drops.
She appealed to the residents to assist the health teams in carrying out this drive successfully.