National Immunization Day 2022 (Polio Ravivaar), was organised today Jammu and Kashmir.
According to Director General, Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization, Dr. Saleem Ur Rehman, on the first day both level activity, a total of 1726674 (88%) children of 0-5 years age group were administered polio drops against the targeted population of 1963949 children.
In Kashmir division, 1017130 children were administered oral doses while as 709544 children were given the same across Jammu division.
He said the door to door campaign will continue for next two days to achieve 100% immunization of the children across the UT.
For the smooth coverage of eligible population, 10879 booths were established besides 43270 trained Health Workers/Vaccinators and 2,236 Supervisors were deployed across J&K for successful culmination of polio campaign.
Moreover, 431 mobile and 772 transit teams have also been deployed for this campaign besides adequate quantity of pulse polio doses (vaccine) has been kept available at the designated booths across the J-K.