Delhi Govt committed to make capital Polio Free : Sheila

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New Delhi, Oct 27 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the state Government would ensure that no virus of Polio could enter the territory of the national capital.

Speaking to reporters after launching another round of the Pulse Polio Campaign in Delhi by administering anti-polio drops to a number of children at her residence at 3, Motilal Nehru Place, the Chief Minister said,'' For making a strong nation, we must have strong children, which would only be possible with the success of the Pulse Polio Programme. Our state has shown better results in this field. Being a pioneer in the Pulse Polio Programme, Delhi is regarded a role model and it would continue to strive hard to completely eliminate Polio.'' Delhi is all set to make a success of the Pulse Polio Immunization Programme slated for tomorrow.

Ms Dikshit complimented officials of Department of Health for their efforts in overcoming the threat of Polio in Delhi.

On this occasion, Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri also administered Polio Drops to a few children.

Conveying his gratitude towards Rotary Club and other NGOs for making Pulse Polio Campaign a grand success in Delhi, the state Health Minister informed that 7500 Polio Booths would be established tomorrow to administer Polio vaccine to lakhs of children in the 0-5 age group.

Around 30,000 workers and employees of the Health Department would be deployed to ensure maximum reach from 0900 hours to 1600 hours. The stalls would be stationed at Railway Stations, ISBTs, public places including Appu Ghar, major temples, Metro stations, Millennium Park, Zoo and outlets of McDonalds.

Apart from this, a door-to-door week-long survey would also be conducted under search and immunization Pulse Polio Campaign.

Around 17,000 workers in 8600 teams would visit different colonies including Slum and JJ Clusters to make search of left over cases and administer polio drops to those children.

Also present on the occasion was NDMC Chairman Parimol Roy.

UNI

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