Dimapur, March 13: Along with the rest of the State, Wokha district conducted Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) on March 10. SDO(C), Chonbenthung Ezung administered the first polio drops.
To ensure that all children 0-5 years receive polio drops, a total of 197 polio booths, 5 transit teams, 1 mobile team were set up. State External Observer, Dr. John Kemp SSO (IDSP) H&FW and his team visited the urban polio booths. Monitoring and supervision were carried out in all the booths by the supervisors and house to house visit to be conducted on March 11&12 both at the urban and rural areas.
Kiphire: IPPI 2019 in Kiphire Aspirational District was launched by DC Kiphire M Sahyung Phom by administering the first dose of polio vaccine at Deluxe Point, Kiphire Town on March 10.
The Evengical Union Kiphire volunteered to cover 11 booths to administer two drops of polio to children under the supervision of medical staffs. Kiphire district is targeted to cover 131 booths during the IPPI campaign.
Longleng: In Longleng IPPI programme was launched by Deputy Commissioner & Chairman, District Health Society, Longleng John Tsulise Sangtam on March 10 at NST Junction.
Asserting that parents are fully responsible to ensure safety and immunize their children, the DC said that if parents neglect to immunize polio drop to their children then they fail to ensure safety of their children and at the same time they become an agent of spreading diseases in the family as well as in the community.
Assam Rifles: Wokha Battalion 28 Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters (N) organized pulse polio immunization at Unit Hospital on March 10. The programme was conducted by Regimental Medical Officer (RMO) and staff.
A total of 41 children under the age group of 0 to five were administered polio drops.
Bhandari: Along with the rest of the state the Medical Department, Bhandari Block, led by medical officers CHC Bhandari, Dr Lawrence Lotha and Dr Chumdemo Ngullie successfully conducted IPPI and health checkup programme on March 10.
Medical teams set out all over the villages and town areas of the sub division to ensure total coverage of the immunization programme.
In the border and remote area villages of Bhandari block such as Sumito, Akahaika, Akahuto, Kakathuto, Aghuitito and Azhuhuto, etc, the medical officers CHC Bhandari, Dr Lawrence Lotha and Dr Chumdemo Ngullie also conducted medical check-up for the villagers.
Peren : Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) was successfully carried out in Peren District from March 9 to 12 with work force team from the Chief Medical Office staff led by Dr Nukshisangla Jamir, District Program Officer UIP/RCH and the 36 Assam Rifles of Athibung Block and Peren Block helping the team to reach out to each and every child from 0-5years especially in those hard to reach areas.
A CMO Peren release said the Assam Rifles in Peren District has been at its best helping out in every possible way they could during the booth day and house to house activity.
(Page News Service)