Action plan for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization, National Deworming Day

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Wednesday convened a meeting of District Task force Committee to review the action plan for Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization 2018-19 to be held on March 10.

The meeting was informed that the total population of 1,90,170 children of age up to 5 years in the district will be covered under the immunization programme for which 668 Pulse Polio booths will be established across all seven medical zones of the district.

The meeting also reviewed the preparations for the National Deworming Day to be held for a week beginning March 20.

It was informed that some 5.27 lac children between 1 and 19 years of age in the district will be dewormed through platforms of schools and Anganwadi Centers during the weeklong programme.

Dr Shahid Iqbal impressed upon all the concerned agencies to ensure that both these campaigns are conducted in the most successful manner. He assured the Health department of all support to make these both successful.

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