IPPI prog 2011 in Nagaland on Jan 23

Dimapur, January 19 (MExN): The Department of Health & Family Welfare is all geared up to administer Polio drops to over 2.6 lakh eligible children (0-5 years) in the state in 2,604 Polio Booths to be manned by 10,416 vaccinators and 521 supervisors along with vaccines and other logistics. The Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme for 2011 in Nagaland will be held on January 23. “This programme is our nation’s contribution to the global effort of eradicating polo disease from the world,” stated Dr. T. L Nakhro, Director (Health Services) in a press note.
“Let us together make our children’s future free of polio”
Due to the active participation of all concerned, the state has no case of Polio since 1997, which is indeed an achievement to be proud of, however, we cannot afford to remain complacent till every corner of the country, in the world, is declared free of polio, the Director (Health Services) also added.
Meanwhile, acknowledging everyone for the past cooperation, all sections of the people, agencies (government and non-government, including the security forces and police), organisations and especially community leaders and parents of children below 5 years are requested to come forward and ensure that all eligible children receive the “Two Drops of Life” on January 23. For any further information or clarification contact the nearest Health Centre or the Chief Medical Officer/District immunization Officer of the concern district.
Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer, Kohima district has also requested all parents, community leaders, women representative, youth representative and church leaders of all village and colonies under Phek district to mobilize children to avail polio vaccine at the nearest polio booth. This was stated in a release issued by Dr. L. Ralte, Chief Medical Officer, Kohima.