DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 1: Along with the rest of the country, Nagaland observed the launching programme of National Immunization Day on January 31 at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK). Outgoing Principal Director for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Vizolie Z Suokhrie said India has remained free of Polio cases since 2011, its ‘unprecedented progress’ against Polio has led to certification by WHO in 2014.
Suokhrie said that about 1.50 lakh children in the age group 0-5 years are expected to be immunized and urged upon all the citizens to fight against Polio.
Dr Ritu Thurr, SIO, said the department of Health and Family Welfare is all geared up to administer Polio drops to all eligible children throughout the state in 2206 Polio booths to be manned by 9096 health personnel and 441 supervisors along with vaccine and other logistics.
In Longleng, Deputy Commissioner, M Shayung Phom administered the first polio drop to a child at NST junction.
The Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and President of Phomla Hoichen spoke and exhorted the gathering during the launch.
In Mokokchung town, the launching programme was held at Imlong Place in the presence of SDO (C), Mokokchung Dharam Raj, who also administrated the first drop. As informed by DPO RCH & UPI, Dr Ayangla Saku, around 7082 children between 0-5 years received Polio drops on the first day in Mokokchung district.
The 173 Bn CRPF organized a Pulse Polio Immunization camp at Bn. HQ Airfield, Dimapur. A total 47 children below 5 years of age within the camp vicinity were administered polio drops by Sh. Chunggin Hangsing, Second-in-Command 173 Bn.
(Page News Service)