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State launches 1st Round IPPI along with rest of the country

By EMN Updated: Jan 19, 2014 11:27 pm


Along with the rest of the country, an Intensive Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) Sunday was organised in the State capital, Kohima, which was officially launched by ADC Kohima, Asangla Imti, at a small function organized in the premises of Booth No. 42 Lower Chandmari junction by administering the first polio drops. Earlier, welcoming the officials and parents gathered, Dr. Avile Zao, District Programme Officer (RCH-UIP) stated that with the efforts of health workers and the support of the people, the country has been polio free for the last two years. She also added that by 2015 the country would be completely polio free if people maintain or sustain this level of dedication and support. IPPI has been regular activity with a goal to eradicate polio in the country since 1995. Mobile Polio Teams on IPPI would be visiting Transit Points, especially Bus and Railway stations and Taxi stands all over the state for the next two days. The house to house visit will commence on 20th and 21st January 2014. (pix sent)

DISTRICT Prog officer UIP/RCH, Dr Lanu informed that with a population of 3,79,769 in Dimapur, the targeting group, that is 0-5 years in Dimapur district was 53,169.
On the first day, 40,097 children were administered polio drop/vaccine. For the next two days, a team from the medical department would be visiting house to house in and around Dimapur.
MS, CMO and other senior doctors from the medical department were present during the programme.

1st Round Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) 2014 got off to a start in Peren District on 19th January 2014 with an inaugural function at District Hospital, Peren. The target is immunize 13293 children and also to prevent import of Polio in the district, Polio drops will be administered through 157 Polio booths and 3 Mobile units.To ensure that not a single child between the age group of 0-5 years is missed the health workers and the volunteers’ will carry on with house to house coverage on 20th and 21st January 2014.

ALONG with the rest of the country District Health Society Phek has observed Polio Sunday on 19th of Jan’ 2014 at District Hospital Phek. Shri Neposo Theluo Deputy Commissioner Phek administered the first Polio drops to Yevelu Swuro 5 months old in the presence of CMO Phek Dr. Kevichusa, Dy.CMO Dr. Ritu Thurr, Dr. Neisakho DPO (NVBDCP) & DPO (RCH & UIP) Dr. Hezo.. DR. Kevichusa CMO also gave a brief note on the importance of Polio.

Along with the rest of the State, Tuensang district observed Polio Sunday on 19th January 2014 with a total number of 245 booth centres, 49 supervisors and 980 vaccinators. The inaugural programme was held at District Hospital Tuensang with the first two drops of Polio being administered by Shri. Sushil Kumar Patel, IAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner Tuensang.
The 1st round of Intentisive Pulse Polio Immunization campaign will carry out with house to house visitation till 21st January 2014 in the district.

TOGETHER with the rest of the District, the First Phase of Intensive Pulse Polio (IPPI) was held in Kiphire on 19th January 2014 at Police Point with Deputy Commissioner, IAS, Shri. Kesonyu Yhome administering the first polio drops. The whole operation was monitored by supervisors headed by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Punsokiu and others comprising of Medical Superintendent, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, District Program Officers, Medical officers and other staff’s from District Hospital and Chief Medical Office. The Adolescent Club members took the initiative in carrying out the operation in and around Kiphire town and Kiphire Village.
Overall 6314 children vaccinated across the district on booth for day one has been reported so far.

By EMN Updated: Jan 19, 2014 11:27:08 pm