More reports on 1st round IPPI prog across State
Dimapur, Jan. 30: The 1st round of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) was held at Mokokchung on January 29. Chief Medical Officer, Mokokchung, Dr. S Akaba launched the programme while DPO (UIP/RCH) Mokokchung, Dr. Yanger made a brief highlight on the IPPI programme. Altogether 8522 children received the polio drops from 208 polio booths.
In a related programme, Phek district observed the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization campaign on January 29 on the slogan “Lets gift a polio-free world to our children.”
Deputy Commissioner, Phek, Murohu Chotso administered the first dose of polio in the presence of Dr. Nyan Kikon, Deputy Director; Dr. Kolhitso Khalo, District Immunization Officer, Phek; Dr. Azo Louise, Gynaecologist DH Phek; MOs, nurses and staff of DH and CMO office.
Tuensang District Health Society also conducted the first round of Pulse Polio Immunisation in the presence of the Deputy Commissioner, Tuensang, Alemjongshi, and Dr. Temsu Longchar, DPO (UIP&RCH) on January 29.
The department mobilised 1,250 vaccinators, 46 supervisors in all the eight blocks of the district to cover over 27,552 estimated children below 5 years. It has also organised 267 polio booths in the district.
The Chief Medical Officer, Tuensang, has expressed gratitude to all the allied departments and public for their co-operation.Assam Rifles units of HQ IGAR (North) carried out a pulse polio immunization drive in all districts across the State as the first round of Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization on January 29 wherein a total of 1958 children were given the polio drops.
Assam Rifles medical teams constituting of the Medical Officer and nursing staff reached out to the masses in far flung areas keeping with the spirit of friends of the hill people to benefit the deprived sections of society under its Sector HQs at various locations wherein people were educated about the importance of periodical administration of Pulse Polio drops to the children especially between 0-5 years to wipe out the anathema of Polio from the State and the Country.
Pulse Polio camps were at Kohima, Chieswema, Wokha and Kiphire by 3 Assam Rifles, 9 Assam Rifles, 28 Assam Rifles and 7 Assam Rifles units, while 32, 36 and 46 conducted the medical camps at Kashiram Basti, Medziphema and Jalukie respectively and administrated Pulse Polio Immunisation to 1108 children.
In Zunheboto, Mon, Naginimora, Tuensang and Mokokchung, 5, 35, 40 and 44 Assam Rifles units conducted the medical camps and administrated Pulse Polio Immunisation to 451 children.