As many as 41,887 youngsters have been immunised on the primary day of the Pulse Polio Nationwide Immunisation Day (NID) spherical on Sunday. The drive goals to immunise 90,037 youngsters in three days.
Officers mentioned the remaining youngsters might be immunised on the second and third day by house-to-house attain.
UT Well being Division had appealed to town residents to get their youngsters, within the age group 0- 5 years, immunised ideally on the cubicles on the primary day, to realize 100 per cent protection.
The drive is being held below the management of Dr Amandeep Kang, Director Well being and Household Welfare and Mission Director – Nationwide Well being Mission.
About 454 polio cubicles have been setup throughout town by the Well being division and a minimum of 10 polio groups have been deployed at transit factors. In the meantime, 100 sector supervisors are monitoring the sales space exercise for which 982 groups of vaccinators are on responsibility from 9 am to 4 pm.
Within the door-to-door exercise below the marketing campaign, which might be held on February 1 and a pair of, the officers will be certain that each youngsters is run the polio drops.
The administration can be working the venture ‘Taare Zameen Par-A Night time Vigil’ to cowl youngsters who accompany their dad and mom to work in the course of the day and halt on the numerous odd factors of town. To hold out the evening vigil, 4 groups have been deputed from 8 pm onwards, who will go to completely different elements of town the place homeless, nomads, rag pickers and beggars, amongst others, calm down with their youngsters at evening.
The common immunisation programme is a flagship programme of the Prime Minister. Chandigarh has achieved 100 per cent protection in routine immunisation and 100 per cent saturation in mission indradhanush.