Pulse polio campaign from September 26 to 28 in Patiala

Pulse polio campaign from September 26 to 28 in Patiala

The district health office will begin migratory pulse polio campaign from September 26 to 28 in Patiala. The office has set-up a total of 202 teams to cater to 26,091 children in the age group of 0-5 years. - File photo

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Patiala, September 23

The district health office will begin migratory pulse polio campaign from September 26 to 28 in Patiala. The office has set-up a total of 202 teams to cater to 26,091 children in the age group of 0-5 years.

Civil Surgeon Dr Prince Sodhi said no case of polio was reported in the past nine years. “This special round of immunisation has been chalked out on the directions of the government to save the children living in slum and remote areas such as brick kiln labourers,” Sodhi said.

He said as many as 220 teams, including 18 mobile teams, have been given the task of administering polio drops to each child in the age group of 0-5 years residing in slums, Dana Mandi, shellers, brick kilns and other areas.

The office has inspected over four lakh households in relation to dengue fever. Dr Sumit Singh, District Epidemiologist National Vector Borne Diseases, said: “Around 5,000 larvae of dengue mosquito have been destroyed and 27 people have been reported with confirmed dengue fever. Out of these, seven belong to urban and 20 to rural areas.”

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