Pulse Polio Immunization Campaign on 23rd January and 27th February, 2011



Shimla: Pulse Polio Immunization Campaign 2011 will be organised in Himachal Pradesh on 23rd January and 27th February, 2011 except Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts. This was informed in a high level meeting here today organized to make arrangements, which was presided over by Chief Secretary Rajwant Sandhu.

Rajwant Sandhu emphasised the need for identification of clusters for immunisation and ensure that no child is left out including the migrants. She said that mass awareness campaign should be intensified by involving NSS, NCC, youth clubs, mahila mandals and students in colleges and schools besides all the departments. She said that this campaign should be taken as social responsibility by one and all. She said that survey should be conducted especially in industrial areas to identify the children in the age group of 0-5 years who should be immunised during the campaign.

She also directed all the departments to give cooperation to the health department for making this campaign a success. Principal Secretary of Health P.C. Dhiman, informed in the meeting that 5855 Pulse polio immunisation booths would be set up during the campaign besides 240 mobile teams and 114 transit teams. He said that more than 30,000 persons would be involved in this campaign in the state in both these dates.

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