Delhi to have another round of pulse polio campaign

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New Delhi, Jul 5 (UNI) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today launched another round of Pulse Polio Campaign in the capital by administering anti-polio drops to number of children at a simple function organised at her residence.

The door-to-door immunisation programme will be carried out tomorrow during the day.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms Dikshit said Delhi has been a pioneer when it launched the Pulse Polio Programme in 1994. It also launched the house to house "Search and Immunisation" in the year 1999.

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

''For making a strong nation, we must have strong children, which would be possible only with the success of Polio Programme,'' she said.

Talking about the Government's elaborate arrangements, the Chief Minsiter said around 30,000 workers and employees of the Health Department would be deployed to ensure maximum reach.

The stalls would be stationed at Railway Stations, ISBTs, Public places including Appu Ghar, major temples, Metro Stations, Millennium Park, Zoo and outlets of Mc Donalds.

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

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


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