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State launches second IPPI programme

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By EMN Updated: Feb 23, 2014 11:20 pm
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Staff Reporter
DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 23

Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. MA Wati today inaugurated the second round of its Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme at District Hospital Dimapur by administering polio vaccine drops to babies.
As per 2011 Census, the total population of Dimapur district is 379769. During the phase-II IPPI programme, Dimapur district has set up 550 IPPI booths.
In order to achieve absolute result, the medical department has targeted 53167 children between 0-5 years to by immunized, said Dr. Lanuakum, District Programme Officer (DPO) (UIP/RCH).
Dr. Ditsolo, Medical Superintendent; Dr. Imcha, Deputy CMO; Dr. Lanuakum, DPO (UIP/RCH); and all vertical programme officials, medical officials and staff were present on the occasion.
The second round of Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) was observed at Chief Medical Officer’s Office, Kohima, by setting up 254 booths with 56 Supervisors.
Officials from Health Department, administration, police department have been mobilized to supervise the success of programme throughout district.
Dr. Avile Zao, DPO (UIP-RCH), informed the public that the district has target population of 37808 to be achieved and urged the community to administered two drops of polio for those missed-out children from 0-5 years during the house visit sessions. She also added that Army personnel have also setup booths at 11 AR, 19 AR and even Mobile Polio Team on IPPI would be visiting transit points, especially bus stations, railway stations and taxi stands all over the state for the next two days.
The house to house visit and schools visit will commence on February 24 and 25. The public, community and parents as well as the school authority are informed to cooperate with the medical personnel at the time of visit.
With the efforts of health workers and the support of the people, the country has been polio free for the last two years, DPO (UIP-RCH) Dr. Avile Zao said and 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 activities with a goal to eradicate polio in the country since 1995.
Peren district has also conducted the 2nd phase of Intensive Pulse Polio (IPPI) at District Hospital Peren with Dr. Tiala Longkumar, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, administering the first polio drops. The IPPI was successfully carried out in the whole district. The whole operation was monitored by supervisors comprising of Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tiala Longkumer, District Program Officers, UIP/RCH, Dr. Khrielasanuo and Medical Officers in their respective Block. Officials from Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Kohima, Dr. Longai, Deputy Director, and Benjungtoshi, RCH Coordinator, NRHM, were the observers for Peren district. The overall target is to immunize 13293 children across the district which was carried out on booth for day and the household visits will continue thereafter.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 23, 2014 11:20:50 pm