560 centres set up for pulse polio vaccination on Jan 28

560 centres set up for pulse polio vaccination on Jan 28
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The district medical and health department has been gearing up for national pulse polio immunisation programme to be conducted in the district on January 28. A meeting of the taskforce committee was held in Warangal on Tuesday to review the arrangements for the vaccination programme. 

Warangal: The district medical and health department has been gearing up for national pulse polio immunisation programme to be conducted in the district on January 28. A meeting of the taskforce committee was held in Warangal on Tuesday to review the arrangements for the vaccination programme.

The DM&HOs of Warangal Urban and Rural districts - Dr B Harishraj and Dr K Venkata Ramana - chaired the meeting. According to the officials, there are 1,04,008 children below five years age in the district. They would be administered of bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) on Sunday between 7 am to 6 pm at about 560 centres that would be set up across the district.

The centres would be set up at schools, anganwadi centres, bus stations, railway stations and in residential areas, besides mobile vaccination centres. The DM&HOs have appealed the municipal staff, education, revenue, women and child welfare departments, NGOs, Indian Medical Association (IMA) to extend their cooperation to make the intensive vaccination programme a success.

About 1,300 publicity banners were prepared to inform the public about the programme. On Saturday, mobile campaigning would be conducted across the district along with announcement on newspapers and television channels, Dr Harishraj said adding training to staff taking part in the vaccination programme was already given.

The Pulse Polio Immunization (PPI) programme launched in 1995 followed by World Health Organization's (WHO) global polio eradication initiative plays an important role in immunising children against polio, he noted.

On the occasion, a songs CD creating awareness about non-communicable diseases like diabetes, blood pressure and cancer was released by the committee members. The district immunisation officer Dr Geetalakshmi, IMA district president Dr M Sudeep, secretary N Surender Reddy and officials from different departments were present.

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