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State set for 1st round polio immunisation

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By EMN Updated: Mar 09, 2019 10:44 pm
CMO Peren
Sekhotolu, PMDT & TB-HIV supervisor, RNTCP-DTC, Peren, addressing the gathering during the orientation held in the chief medical office, Peren, on March 5.

Dimapur, March 9 (EMN): Nagaland, along with other states in India, will launch the 1st round of Intensive Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) on March 10 for children in the age group of 0-5 years.

NHM mission director, Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru, stated that he department of health and family welfare is all geared up to administer polio drops to over 1.5 lakhs eligible children from 0-5 years throughout the state in 2274 polio booths to be manned by 9096 health personnel and 445 supervisors along with vaccines and other logistics. He added that special focus would be given to migrant population with an aim to prevent importation of polio cases.

While thanking everyone for their past co-operation, the department appealed to all sections of the people, agencies (government and non-government including the security forces and police), organisations, churches and community leaders especially parents of children below 5 years to come forward and ensure that all eligible children receive the “two drops of life “ (polio drops) on March 10.

He has further informed all concerned to contact the nearest health centre or the chief medical officer/ district programme officer (RCH&UIP) of their respective district for necessary information.

In a separate statement from the office of the chief medical officer (CMO), Zunheboto, the district has geared up to undertake Intensive Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) programme on March 10 followed with house to house and mop-up campaign.

This was stated by Dr. Alemwabang Aier, DPO (RCH & UIP), during the monthly review meeting with medical officers and nurses on March 7 at youth hall, Zunheboto. He urged all the SMOs and MOs to supervise all the para medical staff and also to visit the villages and health units under their respective jurisdiction during the programme.

In another statement, office of the chief medical officer (CMO), Peren, has expressed readiness to launch the Intensive pulse polio immunisation (IPPI) from March 10 to 12.

This was informed by Dr. Nukshisangla Jamir, DPO RCH/UIP, at the district level MO and ANM orientation on TOG, RNTCP cum monthly district review meeting held on March 5 in the CMO’s conference hall, new Peren headquarters. The review meeting was held the chairperson of the deputy chief medical officer, Dr. Yartenla.

Dr. Nukshisangla Jamir had briefed and sensitised about IPPI and what needs to be done. She has directed all health workers to be stationed at transit points for all the three days. She further informed that launching of the programme would be held in Jalukie town.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 09, 2019 10:44:42 pm
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