Punjab & Region

Anti-polio drive: 61,241 kids immunized in Mohali on first day

Mohali, June 20
A total of 61,241 children were immunized on the first day of three days Sub-national immunization day (SNID) pulse polio vaccination drive in Mohali district today. The target is to administer drops to 1,60,455 children in the age group of 0-5 years. Civil Surgeon Dr. Adarshpal Kaur, Deputy Director Dr. Nisha Sahi and District Immunisation Officer Dr Girish Dogra launched the three-day campaign from Balongi in the morning and also visited other places including Kharar and inspected the drive. Dr Adarshpal Kaur divulged that around 38 percent of the target has been achieved today. Giving out details, Dr Adarshpal said a total of 1254 teams including 1100 house-to-house teams were constituted across the district to ensure the success of the drive. As part of the vaccination campaign, health workers will visit houses, railway stations, bus stands, brick kilns, slums etc. each day. ‘A total of 2508 vaccinators have been pressed into service. The teams include doctors, ANMs, LHVs, Health Inspectors, Health Workers, ASHA workers and students from nursing colleges. The teams would visit a total of 4,11,710 houses and other places in the district. To ensure that all children are immunized, a total of 120 supervisors will carry out sudden checks at various places.” said Dr Adarshpal.