The total coverage of children between 0-5 years for Pulse Polio Immunization in Chandigarh has gone to 103,899 in two days. Today, 33065 were vaccinated, thanks to the house to house activity being conducted by Health teams comprising health officials, students, teachers and volunteers from all sections of society coming forward to contribute to the cause of eradication of Polio.
Teams visited houses, seeing children who could not be vaccinated due to the unfavorable climatic conditions prevailing in the city. The Health Department said it appreciates the co-operation extended by the residents to the visiting teams by getting their children immunized and appeals to the residents of the areas to be covered tomorrow to co-operate too.
As many as 70294 children in the target age group were immunized yesterday i.e. the beginning of January Round of Pulse Polio Immunization Campaign. The campaign on the first day was conducted in booths exclusively and today it was house to house. The house to house activity will continue for tomorrow by the health teams to cover left out children.
The campaign was started successfully under the guidance of UT Home-cum-Health Secretary, Mr. Ram Niwas, Director Health & Family Welfare, Dr. M.S. Bains, Joint Director Health & Family Welfare-cum-Medical Superintendent, GMSH-16 along with their teams in various sectors, villages, colonies, slums and other areas of the city.