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IPPI drive; second phase completed in the state

A child being administered polio drops at K. Sachu colony, Dimapur.
Staff reporter DIMAPUR, FEB 27 (NPN):
Published on 28 Feb. 2011 12:20 AM IST
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The second round of Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme was conducted in all the districts of Nagaland on Sunday.
In Dimapur alone, 41,036 children out of the targeted 2.6 lakh in Nagaland between the age group of 0-5 were administered polio drops. District immunization officer (DIO), Dr. R. Chilieu visited various polio booths to supervise the polio immunization. According to the DIO, a large number of children, especially new-born babies of non-local community were administered at K. Sachu and Dhobinala area, besides many other polio booths in and around Dimapur.
MOKOKCHUNG: Second phase IPPI in Mokokchung was launched at Imlong Place on Sunday by Sushil Kumar IAS, probationary Mokokchung who administered the first polio drops in the presence of directorate of H& FW state observer and deputy director Dr. N. Meren, CMO, deputy CMO, DIO and volunteers. Under the supervision of district task force, a total of 200 polio booths were set up in Mokokchung district. The programme was carried out through active participation of health workers, IRCS Mokokchung, Rotary Club Mokokchung, and Christian Youth Endeavour members from different Churches, ASHAs, MSS, anganwadi workers, VHCs and ward/village chairmen.
Comic strips on ‘Crusade against Polio and Polio Virus Journey’ were also distributed by Rotary Club Mokokchung.
MON: In Mon, ADC Sarah R. Ritse, accompanied by EAC Mon Ilika Zhimomi, deputy CMO Dr. Joy Rongmei and DIO Mon Dr. Mukherjee along with medical officers and staff of CMO office Mon visited and inspected the 31 polio booths within Mon town. The ADC also administered the first polio drops to a child at CMO office, Mon. The town witnessed children thronging polio booths with their parents to receive polio drops.
TUENSANG: Second phase IPPI was conducted Sunday in Tuensang with a total of 12489 booth activities. The inaugural programme for the second phase started with the first polio drops administered by DC Tuensang, Jami.
Meanwhile, in order to ensure that no children would be left out from the IPPI process, a door-to-door campaign would be conducted on February 28 and March 1 by health workers and volunteers, covering both urban and rural areas of each district in the state.

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