Pune, 26th February 2022: The National Pulse Polio Vaccination Campaign will be implemented in Pune from 27 February. The objective of this campaign is to give polio doses to every child between the age of 0-5 years. There are approximately 3,11,000 children in the given age group. This year, the entire campaign will be implemented in only one session.
A meeting regarding the National Pulse Polio Vaccination Campaign recently took place in the Pune Municipal Commissioner’s office. PMC Health officer Dr Ashish Bharti, Assistant Health Officer (National Program) Dr Vaishali Jadhav, Vaccination Officer Suryakant Deokar, Nodal Officer (NUHM Department) Dr Rajesh Dighe, Child Development Project Officer and Anganwadi Supervisors were also present.
A total of 1400 polio booths have been set up in all the wards of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). There will also be special booths at railway stations, bus depots, parks, highways, etc. 4055 volunteers, 280 supervisors, 15 chief supervisors, as well as 90 doctors, 5 divisional officers, nurses and other staff of PMC besides private doctors, Anganwadi workers, Rotarians, students of Nursing Colleges will participate in this campaign. A special campaign will be run to vaccinate children in high-risk areas.