104867 Children To Administer Drops Under Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization Programmme In Budgam
Budgam, Mar 10: Dr. Bilal Mohi-U-Din Bhat, IAS Probationer today inaugurated the first phase of pulse polio programme at Chief Medical Officer’s Office, Budgam by administering Polio drops to children up to 5 years of age.
Chief Medical Officer, Budgam Dr Nazir Ahmad, Dy. Chief Medical Officer Budgam, Dr. Tehmeena Bukhari, Medical Superintendent, District Hospital Budgam, Dr. Deeba, DTO, DIO, DPMU and other staff were also present on the occasion.
On the occasion, Dr. Bilal Mahi-u-din Bhat deliberated on the importance of administering polio drops to children up to 5 years to save them from polio throughout their life. He urged parents to take their children to the nearby health booths to ensure their children remain safe and healthy.
After launching the drive Dy. Chief Medical Officer Budgam Dr. Tehmeena Bukhari said that as many as 104867 children up to 0-5 year’s age group are being covered under Pulse Polio Immunization Programme in District Budgam. She said that in order to ensure polio drops are administered to every child Health Department in Budgam has deployed 2578 as manpower which included 1059 Health Workers, 693 ASHA workers, 760 ICDS workers and 66 voluntaries at 622 Booths including, 9 transit teams, 57 Hard to Reach area Booths and two slums set up in ten Medical Blocks of District Budgam.