Intensive pulse polio immunization prog launched in Nagaland

11 Mar 2019

The Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department on Sunday launched the first round of an 'Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization' programme.
Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, I Himato Zhimomi, administered the first two polio drops to an infant at Naga Hospital here marking the launch of the three day programme to sustain polio eradication drive.
"The department is targeting to administer polio drops to all eligible children aged  up to five years throughout the state in 2,274 polio booths manned by 9096 health personnel and 455 supervisors along with vaccines and other logistics," said Naga Hospital Managing Director, Dr Thorhusie Karity.
Healthcare providers and volunteers would be conducting house-to-house visits to check whether any eligible children have been left out of the immunization programme. More than 170 million children below five years across the country will be given polio drops as part of the central government's drive to sustain polio eradication from the country. PTI