Mangan, Jan 16 (IPR)
The meeting of District Task Force on Immunization on HPV vaccination and Pulse Polio was held at the chamber Additional District Magistrate, Surat Gurung, today.
The said meeting being organized by the District Health Society North was attended amongst other by the Dr. D.C Sharma (CMO/N), Dr.P.K Basnett (DRCHO/N), Dr.Roshan Poudyal Paediatrician, Mr. Narendra Kumar (Deputy Director/HRDD) and other representative from ICDS of the district.
During the meeting, Dr. P K Basnett informed that Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) program is going to held on 19th January 2020, (Polio National Immunization Day) under which children between the age of 0-5 years will be given Pulse Polio drops. The main purpose of the programme is to eradicate Polio in the district in particular and also in the state as a whole.
Detail programme such as implementation process , preparation and logistic arrangement was discussed for conducting booth activity on 19/1/2020(Sunday) and all the ICDS centers shall remain open during 19th of January followed by house to house activity on 20/1/2020 & 21/1)2020.
Dr. P K Basnett , informed the house that there a total estimated children’s below 05 years are 2518 and the total household to be covered is 9200 in the district .She also mentioned that Deworming Day will be held on 3rd March 2020 and Mop- Up Day will be held on 12th March.
During the meeting it was appealed to the general public to approach their nearest pulse polio booth centre with the children of age between 0-5 years for 100% coverage so that better future of children’s could be ensured.