Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Wednesday convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the preparedness for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization Round I to be held on January 28, 2018.
The meeting was informed that the total number of 1,87,173 children of age upto 5 years in the district will be covered during the first round of the immunization programme during which 675 Pulse Polio Booths will be established across all seven medical zones of the district.
It was further informed that the total requirement of vials and doses during this round include 10,388 and 2,07,764 respectively. Nearly, 2616 workers in total will be deployed for the job which will be overseen by a total of 133 Supervisors across all booths in the district.
The DC instructed for ensuring that there is strict adherence to cold chain protocol to make sure that the programme is the safest and the most successful. He stressed on making sure that all the health centres are abundantly equipped with all necessary facilities for the programme.
Dr. Shah also emphasized the importance of ensuring there is a massive mass media campaign about the programme in order to create widespread awareness among the general public.
Chief Medical Officer Srinagar, District Immunization Officer Srinagar, Tehsildar Headquarters besides other concerned officers attended the meeting.