Deputy Mayor Jaitunnabi Ashfaq Ansari, Commissioner of Nagpur Municipal Corporation Shyam Wardhane and Additional Municipal Commissioner Hemant Pawar started the vaccination drive by administering Two Drops of Life to kids from the age of zero to five years at 8.30 am in the Sadar Health Centre of NMC.
The first session of nationwide Pulse Polio Campaign started on Sunday (January 19) and in the city, the Deputy Mayor Jaitunnabi Ashfaq Ansari, Commissioner of Nagpur Municipal Corporation Shyam Wardhane and Additional Municipal Commissioner Hemant Pawar started the vaccination drive by administering Two Drops of Life to kids from the age of zero to five years at 8.30 am in Sadar Health Centre of NMC. The second session of Pulse Polio Campaign would be held on Sunday, February 23.
“The Nagpur Municipal Corporation is implementing the Pulse Polio Drive in its 10 Zones. The NMC has deployed 10 Zonal Medical Officers, 10 Coordinating Medical Officers and 10 Health Inspectors for the first session (January 19) and second session (February 23) by organizing PPI on the days of the drive and visiting house to house (IPPI). Utmost care will be taken to vaccinate each and every child during the drive. The two drops of vaccination doses have to be given to the kids from 0 to 5 years,” the NMC Commissioner Wardhane on the occasion.
“Proper arrangements have been made of transit teams to ensure the vaccination of kids at temples, masjids, malls, Big Bazaars, Railway Stations, Bus Stand, Airport, Check Posts, marriage halls, and by mobile teams at most sensitive areas, construction sites, brick kilns, kids of nomadic tribes, street kids, orphanages, slums, small factory areas and other possible places. A total of 3275 employees would be deployed for managing 1175 booths requiring 235 supervisors for PPI on the drive days. Maximum care will be taken for Pulse Polio Vaccination on the booth days. The transit and mobile teams would work on five days for visiting the assigned places to ensure every kid is vaccinated on booth days and house to house visits by hundreds of teams,” Wardhane said.
Other dignitaries who were present at the Sadar Health Centre of NMC for Pulse Polio Drive include Rotary President Dr Sanjay Meshram, Dr Aziz Khan, Dr Rudhwani, Dr Shilpa Jichkar, Programme Officer Dr Shyam Shende, NMC Health Officer Dr Savita Meshram, Dr Rajan, Dr Sajid Khan, Dr Anita Chivane, Dr Pradeep Das, Dr Joshi, NMC Assistant Commissioner Prakash Warade, other officials and employees, office-bearers of NGOs, and others.
The NMC has appealed all the concerned officials, dignitaries, NGOs and citizens to extend their cooperation on the second session of Pulse Polio Drive on February 23.
Ashok Kolhatkar conducted the programme while Dr Atiqur Rehman proposed a vote of thanks.