66398 CHILDREN COVERED ON LAST DAY
JALANDHAR, March 12, 2019: As many as 66398 children were administrated polio drops on the last day of three-day pulse polio campaign started by the district health department on March 10.
A team led by District Immunization officer (DIO) Dr Tarsem Lal and others visited Qazi Mandi, Maqsudan and surrounding areas of Verka Milk Plant on Jalandhar-Amritsar Highway and inspected the immunization drive.
He said that the health teams administrated polio drops to 36166 children in urban and 30232 in rural areas today.
He said that transit teams covered Bus Stand, Railway Station and special teams focused on high-risk areas including brick-kilns, slums and areas having migratory population.
He said that the department had set up 1076 booths in the district including 592 in rural and 484 in urban areas, constituted 81 mobile teams, 209 supervisory teams, 23 transit teams and etc during the three-day drive.
DIO said that officers from health, education departments, Asha workers, panchayats’ members, representatives of non-governmental organizations took part in the campaign.
On the occasion, Dr Priyanka, Dr Satish Kumar, Dr Jagwinder Kaur and others were available.