Tribune News Service
Mohali, September 26
A total of 66,834 children in the age group of 0-5 years were immunised on the first day of the three-day sub-national immunisation day pulse polio vaccination drive in Mohali district today.
Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said they had set a target to immunise 1,58,242 children below the age of five during the three-day drive. Around 42 per cent of the target was achieved today. As many as 1,252 teams, including 1,110 house-to-house teams, were constituted across the district. As part of the campaign, health workers would visit houses, railway stations, bus stands, brick-kilns and slums each day.
“A total of 2,504 vaccinators have been pressed into service. The teams include ANMs, ASHA workers, Anganwari workers and students from nursing colleges. The teams would visit a total of 4,05,966 houses and other places in the district. To ensure that all children are immunised, 127 supervisors will carry out sudden checks at various places,” said Dr Adarshpal.
Earlier, Deputy Director Dr Nisha Shahi and District Immunisation Officer Dr Girish Dogra launched the three-day drive by administering polio drops to children below the age of five near Gharuan.
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