State to conduct irst round of IPPI from Feb 19
Dimapur, February 15 (MExN): With the rest of the nation, Nagaland will also be conducting the first round of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) from February 19 to 21, 2012 as per directives of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, government of India. All children in the age group of 0 to 5 years numbering over 2.6 lakhs will be administered oral polio vaccine in 2604 polio booths being set up in the districts. A total of 10416 vaccinators with 521 supervisors and 15 district monitors will supervise and oversee the smooth conduct of the programme.
A press note issued by Dr.Toshevi Sema, Director, Family Welfare & M.D (NRHM) stated that since the conduct of this National Immunization Days (NID) from1995, India has detected only one case Polio in January 2011, and has been Polio free till date, while Nagaland had recorded the last case in 1997. The note further stated that this feat has been possible due to the active support given to the Department of health and family welfare by the public NGOs, FBOs, the media, municipalities, village councils, public leaders etc in its endeavor to achieve a polio free status. The department of health and family welfare once again appeals to all its supporters in the polio eradication campaign to come forward with their active participation and cooperation to gift a polio-free world to our children.
Mokokchung prepares for 1st Phase of IPPI
Dimapur, February 15 (MExN): On view of the forthcoming 1st Phase of IPPI to be conducted on February 19, the District Task Force held a meeting at the Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall on February 15.The meeting was convened by Y. Dennganavennoho Phom, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung.
District Immunization Officer, Mokokchung, Dr. Limatula briefed the members on the roles and responsibilities of the District Task Force during the IPPI programme. She informed that the programme is being organized with the objective of 100% coverage. 210 polio booths will be set up at the district manned by four persons each, including health workers and volunteers, followed by house to house visit on February 20 to 21 to cover all children who failed to turn up.
DIO while highlighting the obstacles faced during the last IPPI round said that, mobility has been a major factor due to lack of transportation. She appeal to the different departments to co-operate by giving assistance for the smooth transportation of vaccines and health workers. During the meeting, the house decided that special attention will be given to high risk areas. For this different responsibilities were entrusted to the respective head of departments to take initiatives in carrying out the programme successfully.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner also call upon all the departments, Social organizations and Church leaders to extend all possible help during the IPPI programme to make it a success. The meeting was attended by officials from various departments under Mokokchung district.
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