Raipur: Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singh Deo started the three-day-long polio immunization campaign in the state from Government Medical College Ambikapur on Sunday.
The statewide campaign for pulse polio immunization was started by the health minister by giving a dose of police drops to the children. On this occasion, he appealed to the parents across the state to take their children who are under the age of 5 years to the nearest health center and get their dose of polio drops.
In addition, he also gave directions to doctors, ANM, Mitanins, and officers and employees of the health department to reach maximum people under this campaign.
Meanwhile, the National Pulse Polio Vaccination Campaign will be run across the state starting from Sunday. Pulse polio drops will be given to children between the age of 0 to 5 years under this campaign. On the first day of the campaign the doses were given in the polio booths while on the second and third day, the health workers will go door-to-door to give medicines to children.
State nodal officer Dr Amar Singh Thakur said that for the successful operation of the Pulse Polio campaign, the health department has set up around 14396 polio booths and about 28800 door-to-door health teams, aiming to provide polio drops doses to about 35.80 lakh children. In this campaign, children aged 0 to 5 years will be given polio drops at the polio booth on January 31, 2021. Besides, on February 1 and 2, the identified children will be given their doses at their doorsteps.
He said adding that 5 officers have been appointed for monitoring booths in urban areas and 15 officers for rural areas. Monitoring officers will constantly monitor booths to avoid any negligence in the booth. For this, about 15, 000 vaccination centers have been set up in various public buildings; bus stands in all the districts of the state. In these centers, vaccination teams have been formed by mixing government employees and other personnel including Mitanins to give polio drops to children.