93,100 children administered polio vaccine

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Chandigarh, Feb 10 (UNI) At least 93,100 children were administered two additional drops of polio vaccine during the first day of Pulse Polio Immunisation Campaign in Chandigarh today.

As many as 454 number of stationary and 93 number of mobile booths were set up at locations convenient to the people and these were manned by 2100 personnel drawn from departments of Health, Education, Social Welfare, Police etc.

Director Health and Family Welfare, Dr Manjit Singh Bains and other Health Department officers visited the immunisation booths in different parts of the city and immunised few children.

Independent monitors deputed by World Health Organization also inspected the booth activities.

Non-Government Organisations, Religious leaders, Municipal Councillors of UT Chandigarh actively participated in motivating and making the parents bring their children to the booths for getting oral polio vaccine drops.

UT Home Secretary Krishna Mohan has urged the citizens to cooperate with the pulse polio teams during their house-to-house polio immunisation campaign on February 11 and 12 for immunizing the left over children in the age group of 0-5 years in order to provide full coverage in achieving the goal of polio free city.

UNI JN BP2012

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