1,58,987 children receive polio drops in Mohali district
Civil Surgeon lauds health staff for successful conduct of drive
Mohali: A total of 1,58,987 children have been administered polio drops during the Sub-national immunization day (SNID) drive in the district. On the last day of the drive today, as many as 2150 children were immunized against the virus.
Civil surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur expressed satisfaction over the successful completion of the campaign. She also lauded doctors, auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM), Accredited social health activist (ASHA ) workers, other health staff and students from the nursing colleges for their hard work to make the campaign a success.
In a press statement, she said that the target was to administer drops of oral polio vaccine (OPV) to 1,60,455 children below five years of age across the district. As many as 61,241, 50,888, 32724 children were immunized respectively on the first, second day and third of the drive and 14134 children were given drops during the next three days.
The health teams visited all the vulnerable areas in the district and ensured that no child was deprived of the vaccination.
Mohali is the only district in the state where all the children below the age of 5 years were covered whereas in the rest of the districts, children belonging to the migrant population only are being given the drops.