Second phase of Pulse Polio Campaign on 24-2-2013 (Sunday)
The first round of Pulse Polio campaign was successfully conducted on 20-1-2013 in which 70.3 lakhs children under the age of 5 years were given polio drops. The Department of Public Health has made elaborate arrangements to conduct 2nd phase of pulse polio campaign on 24-2-2013. The children who have been given polio drops in the 1st round will be given 2nd dose of Polio vaccine. The new babies born after 1st round campaign will also be given polio drops during the campaign.
Establishment of Special Immunization booths
40,000 Immunization booths already established for the 1st round campaign in Primary Health Centres, Health Sub Centres, Anganwadi centres, Government Hospitals, Medical College Hospitals, Schools and other important places will function in the same places for the 2nd round campaign.Special Arrangements for moving children and Mobile teams for remote area are arranged.
Involvement of other Departments
In this mega campaign, various Government departments including Social Welfare, ICDS, Education Department, Revenue Department, Rural Development, Municipal Administration etc., are involved. Apart from Government Departments, NGO’s like Rotary, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP), Lions club etc., are also involved. About 2 lakhs personnel are participating in this campaign.
Messages to the Public:
1. All children in the age group of 0-5 years should be given 2 drops of polio vaccine on 24-2-2013.
2. Even, a child immunized recently under Routine Immunization should be given polio drops.
3. Finger marking is done for confirming vaccination.
4. The booth will function from 7 AM to 5 PM.