Pulse Polio is an immunisation campaign established by the government of India to eliminate poliomyelitis (polio) in India by vaccinating all children under the age of five years against the polio virus. The project fights poliomyelitis through a large-scale pulse vaccination programme and monitoring for polio cases.
The National Pulse Polio drive from April 2 to 4 under 5 years of age children will be administered polio vaccine. The Deputy Commissioner appealed to the people to take their children to the nearest polio booths to get the vaccine. Instead of waiting for the Health Department teams to administer vaccine at their doorstep, people should come out with their children and visit the nearest booth.
Vaccine will be administered at the centres from 7 am to 6 pm along with creating awareness among the people by organising rallies with the school children in villages and at mandal headquarters. Wide publicity will also be given with flexis and pamphlets to make the district free from polio, concluded the Collector.
Apart from this, 32 transit teams, 28 mobile teams and 1,240 house-to-house teams have been constituted to ensure 100 per cent coverage of the targeted children from 9 am to 3 pm on April 2, 3 and 4. Total 2,436 health workers will be working under the campaign.
At villages, the sarpanchs and lambardars have been asked to make public announcements from gurdwaras and temples, motivating people to get their children vaccinated.