Another round of pulse polio campaign launched in Delhi

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New Delhi, Oct 28 (UNI) In an attempt to eradicate polio from the national capital, the Delhi Government today launched another round of its vaccination programme.

About 7,500 Polio booths were established to administer Polio vaccine to lakhs of children in the 0-5 age group.

Around 30,000 workers and employees of the Health Department were deployed to ensure maximum reach from 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs.

The stalls were stationed at Railway Stations, ISBTs, public places, including Appu Ghar, major temples, Metro stations, Millennium Park, Zoo and McDonalds outlets.

Apart from this, a door-to-door week-long survey is also being conducted under search and immunisation Pulse Polio Campaign.

Around 17,000 workers in 8,600 teams are visiting different colonies, including slum and JJ clusters to make search of left over cases and administer polio drops to those children.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, while officially launching the campaign yesterday, said the state Government would ensure that Polio virus is eliminated from Delhi.

UNI

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