Children get polio shots through over 4k booths in dist – Times of India


Nashik: The pulse polio vaccination programme began in the district on Sunday with a token inauguration by the president of Nashik zilla parishad (ZP) Balasaheb Shirsagar in Niphad.
Deputy director of health services of Nashik division P D Gandal, district health officer Kapil Aher and district epidemic medical officer Dinesh Patil were among those who attended the inauguration.
Shirsagar said that the health department has done extremely commendable work during the Covid-19 phase and the health department has also been at the forefront of implementing all government’s health-related schemes.
DHO Kapil Aher, in his introductory address, described the importance of pulse polio vaccination programme that is under way since 1995.
P B Gandal also said that there was not a single case of polio in India for the past 10 years and it was important for everyone to participate in the pulse polio campaign to ensure that there is not a single case in the future as well.
The district health department has received 6.60 lakh doses of polio for administering them to children aged between zero to 5. They have also set up 4,122 polio booths across the district for administering the doses to children. The population of the rural district and municipality areas is around 46 lakh and there are approximately 4.53 lakh children in the age group of zero to 5. The doses were administered to the targeted beneficiaries from 8 am to 5 pm.
Nashik :
The pulse polio vaccination programme got underway in the district on Sunday with a token inauguration of the programme in Niphad by the president of Nashik Zilla Parishad (ZP) by Balasaheb Shirsagar.
Deputy Director of Health Services of Nashik division P D Gandal, District Health Officer Kapil Aher and District Epidemic Medical Officer Dinesh Patil were among others present for the inauguration.
ZP President Balasaheb Shirsagar said that the health department has done an extremely good work during the Covid 19 pandemic and the health department has also been at the forefront to implement all the government’s health related schemes.
DHO Kapil Aher in his introductory address described the importance of the pulse polio vaccination programme that is underway since 1995.
P B Gandal also said that there was not a single case of polio in India for the past 10 years and it was important for everyone to participate in the pulse polio campaign to ensure that there was no case of polio in the future as well.
The district health department has received 6.60 lakh doses of polio for administering them to children in age group of 0 to 5 years. The district health department set up 4,122 polio booths across the district under its jurisdiction comprising the rural areas and municipality areas.
The population of the rural district and municipality areas is around 46 lakh and there are approximately 4.53 lakh children in the age group of 0 to 5 years to whom the polio dose have been planned.
The doses of pulse polio were administered to the targeted beneficiaries from 8 am to 5 pm.

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