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                          102749 no. of children immunized with Pulse Polio Drops in UT Chandigarh

                          102749 no. of children immunized with Pulse Polio Drops in UT Chandigarh

Chandigarh, January 21, 2020:: 102749 no. of children vaccinated against the target of 92911 during the three day National Immunization Pulse Polio Campaign ‘Do Boond, Zindagi Ki’ in UT Chandigarh conducted from 19th – 21st January, 2020. Special emphasis was laid upon the high risk/ vulnerable areas.
The volunteers did a commendable job going house to house and vaccinating the children who were not brought to the booths on the first day. Volunteers pasted the stickers of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ outside the houses covered during the round.  Their efforts and good coverage has been documented by the World Health Organization (WHO) Monitors who have visited the field especially the high risk/ vulnerable areas for the supervision and monitoring purposes.

World Health Organization (WHO) monitors appreciated the efforts of health workers.  X’ houses generated during the round will be covered in upcoming days to track the unimmunized children.
India was officially declared polio-free by the World Health Organization in March 2014. Govt. of India is stressing upon 100% coverage of immunization for which UT Chandigarh has already achieved it for Routine Immunization, and also ensuring 100% Polio immunization as well to maintain Polio free status.
Approximately 390 children were covered from 8 pm – 11:30 pm in 2 days by Night Vigil teams under the innovative project “TAARE ZAMEEN PAR”.
Dr. G. Dewan, Director Health & Family Welfare cum Mission Director – National Health Mission, UT Chandigarh appreciated the hard work and motivation of all the health workers and volunteers who participated in this campaign and thanked all the teams for their tireless efforts to make the round a huge success. He also thanked the efforts extended by different Colleges by giving Volunteers, Police Department by ensuring repeated announcements of the pre recorded message sent by Health Department for the awareness and deploying Police Officials in the night. Cooperation of the residents at large has also been appreciated.

Health Department