Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

Chandigarh: To preserve the state secure from wild Polio virus, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Balbir Singh will launch a three-day Polio immunization marketing campaign from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district on Sunday. The pulse polio spherical for the 12 months 2023 shall be performed from May 28 to May 30 in 12 districts of Punjab.

Explaining the significance of the Polio vaccination marketing campaign, Dr. Balbir Singh mentioned that though no wild polio virus case has been reported since 2010 and final case of polio was reported in October 2009 in Ludhiana however nonetheless Punjab is at a excessive threat of polio virus importation from its neighbouring endemic nations particularly Pakistan and Afghanistan. This is the explanation Polio campaigns are being periodically undertaken within the state. The threat of importation of Polio virus assumes extra significance as the best variety of polio instances in the previous couple of years have been reported from the neighbouring nation Pakistan, he added.

Transit groups are already established at Attari Border to make sure vaccination of people crossing the Indo-Pak border. Similarly, vaccination websites are established at Dera Baba Nanak, District Gurdaspur checkpoint on opening up of Kartarpur hall, he knowledgeable.

Director Health Services (Family Welfare) Dr Ravinder Pal Kaur mentioned this spherical shall be performed in 12 districts together with Amritsar, Bathinda, Faridkot, Fazilka, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mansa, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Moga, Pathankot, Patiala, SBS Nagar and TarnTaran . Booths shall be arrange on the primary day and home to deal with visits shall be undertaken for the remainder of the 2 days. The Health Department has a goal to cowl as many as 14, 83, 072 youngsters aged 5 on this spherical.

For the profitable execution of the marketing campaign, she mentioned that 7054 cubicles shall be arrange, 13136 home to deal with groups, 334 Mobile Teams and 279 Transit Teams have been fashioned, moreover deploying a complete of 27109 vaccinators. 1335 supervisors will oversee the work of the vaccinators. The groups may even go to 5109 High Risk Areas which embrace

2107 Slums, 132 Construction websites 902 Nomadic websites, 132 Brick kilns and 729 different websites.

State Immunization Officer Dr. Balwinder Kaur knowledgeable that marketing campaign exercise in all 12 districts shall be monitored by state observers from DHS workplace and NPSP-WHO screens and pointers of Covid acceptable habits may even be adopted by the vaccination groups.

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