Punjab

Civil surgeon flags off polio rickshaw rally

Punjab Tribune Bureau | January 17, 2020 07:47 PM

JALANDHAR– Civil Surgeon Dr Gurinder Kaur Chawla on Friday flagged off a polio rickshaw rally to spread the awareness about the pulse polio campaign which would be held from January 19 to 21.

Civil Surgeon said that the announcements would be made to keep residents updated on the pulse polio campaign for three-days through 12 rickshaws.

She said that the health department will administer the polio drops to 2, 43,044 children between the age group of 0-5 years in the special campaign.

Civil Surgeon said that a total of 2097 teams have been formed for the successful organization of the drive which will cover 543429 lakh houses, bus stand, railway station, 165 brick-kilns, 31 under-construction sites, 667 high-risk areas and 232 slum areas.

She said that the health department has also set up 23 transit teams and 81 mobile teams for the successful coverage of all children.

Dr Chawla further said that the department has also constituted 209 supervisory teams have also been constituted for monitoring the drive.

She said that the for the first day (January 19) of drive, 1076 polio booths will be set up in the district and next two days, the polio teams will visit door to door to administrating the polio drops. 

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