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5.32L children to be given drops in Punjab: Minister

Press Reporter News Service

Mohali, November 1

The three-day pulse polio marketing campaign launched by the state authorities will goal 5.32 lakh kids throughout the state. For this, a complete of 8,436 places have been recognized.

This was said by Well being and Household Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu whereas launching the marketing campaign by administering polio drops to kids at a state-level perform held at a authorities dispensary at Sohana village.

Solely high-risk areas to be coated

Because of the Covid pandemic, the marketing campaign would cowl solely high-risk areas, migrant inhabitants, brick-kilns, development websites, slums and settlements, he mentioned.

Balbir Singh Sidhu mentioned a complete of 4,180 door-to-door medical groups had been fashioned to make the marketing campaign a hit. As many as 559 cell groups had additionally been deployed for the aim. A complete of 21,143 vaccinators and 802 supervisors had been deployed to watch the marketing campaign. Along with this, 2,734 ANMs, 7,696 anganwari staff, 8,965 ASHA staff and a couple of,143 different staff would additionally contribute to make the marketing campaign a hit.

Director Well being Providers Dr Manjeet Singh appealed to folks to present full assist to the Well being Division.

Civil Surgeon DR GB Singh, state immunization officer Dr Balwinder Kaur, district immunisation officer, Mohali, Dr Veena Jarewal, village panchayats and different well being officers had been additionally current on the event.

Marketing campaign kicks off at Panchkula

Panchkula: The Panchkula Civil Surgeon, Dr Jasjeet Kaur, on Sunday launched the polio marketing campaign at an anganwadi centre in Ashiana Colony, Sector 20, by administering anti-polio drops to kids. The drive is to final until November 3. “Excessive-risk areas resembling brick-kilns, industrial areas, development websites, stone-crushing and mining areas, slums the place principally migrant inhabitants reside will likely be coated,” she mentioned.

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