Secretary Health and Director Health Services, U.T. Chandigarh, Join the Pulse Polio Vaccination Teams in the field
to vaccinate children 0-5 year of age against polio 1334 workers,78 Sector Supervisors,15 Area Supervisors with 100 reserved workers and 617 team have been deployed by Department of Health And Family Welfare, U.T Chandigarh to vaccinate all the children 0-5 Year of age group in High Risk Areas and others along with the children on the roads, streets, beggars etc. as a part of Sub National Immunization Round (SNID) Polio on 24,25 November 2013.
Secretary Health and Director Health Services joined, the teams at grass root level to continue the fight against polio in the country and for its eradication. Speaking at the inaugural session of Sub National Immunization Round (SNID) round at S/C Khuda Lahora, Secretary Health, Shri. Anil Kumar Ji, said that now we are very near to eradicate this disease from India which leaves the survivors with crippling handicap and increase the burden on country and families for rehabilitation. India has made great efforts to have atleast 3 years of polio free period and no case has been reported from U.T Chandigarh since 2006. Therefore, it is appealed to all panchayats, youth leaders, NGOs, Education Departments, Social Welfare Departments etc etc to further strengthen the coordinated efforts.
He appreciated efforts being done by various departments to make polio vaccination campaigns a success .Director health services Dr. S.K. Bhalla said that hard work of all the team at ground level is very commendable, and their contribution is very very noble. Secretary Health, himself vaccinated 21 children in Dainik Bhaskar Colony and nearby slum areas and 10 in Khuda Lahora and ensured the nail marking and good reporting. The members from Rotary International club, Panchayats of Khuda Lahora and nearby other villages, team from World Health Organization, Local participants and District Immunization Officer, District Family Welfare Officer, were also present. Director Health Services motivated his teams well to make the campaign a success.
Above 47000 number of children were vaccinated on 24-11-2013. The campaign shall continue on 25-11-2013 also. DFWO and DIO requested the parents to get all the routine immunization for their children as per norms.