Second round of IPPI conducted across the state

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/1/2021 12:25:59 PM IST

 Second round of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) which was launched on January 31 all over the country saw vaccination drives, house to house visits and for those children who had missed the vaccination on the first day. In the state, 1,22,495 children between 0-5 years were vaccinated on the first day with a coverage of 80.8% at various polio booths in the districts.

NID under IPPI aims to vaccinate all children under the said ages with two drops of oral polio vaccine. The state inauguration of IPPI 2021 was graced by principal director, H&FW Kohima, Dr. Vizolie Z Suokhrie at NHAK. 
Kiphire: IPPI launching programme in Kiphire district was held at Mimi village. The launching programme was attended by village council members and GBs,
Churches, villagers, 7 AR led by maj. Vikash Giri and team, staff of Health and Wellness Centre Mimi, ASHAs, AWWs and monitoring team from CMO Office, Kiphire.
The activity began with blessing pronounced by Pastor Makezho, welcome address was delivered by Koracktsu, GB who expressed his appreciation to the department and AR for conducting the programme covering the most remote area of the district.
Delivering keynote address, DPO (RCH/UIP) Kiphire, Dr. K Pewezo Khalo appealed to the civil society and public of the area to continue their full co-operation towards various programmes of the department.
He underscored the importance of vaccination of children and urged public leaders to mobilise the parents of the children to accept the vaccines to ensure that no child was left out of vaccination. This was followed by administering of one drop of polio vaccine by the Pastor. (Correspondent)
Kohima: In Kohima, Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), principal director, H&FW, Dr. Vizolie Z. Suokhrie while addressing the programme said that he was happy to see parents bringing their children to receive polio vaccine to protect their children.
According to DIPR report, he said that about 1.50 lakhs children in the age group 0-5 years are expected to be immunised and urged upon all to fight against polio. 
In his welcome address, SIO, DHFW, Dr. Ritu Thurr said the Department of Health and Family Welfare was all geared up to administer polio drops to all eligible children from 0-5 years throughout the state in 2206 polio booths to be manned by 9096 health personnel and 441 supervisors along with vaccine and other logistics.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by managing director, NHAK Dr. ThorhüsieKatiry. DC Kohima, Gregory Thejawalie and officials from NHAK attended the programme. 
Assam Rifles: Assam Rifles (AR) under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) conducted pulse polio immunisation drive on January 31. 
Dimapur battalion: Dimapur battalion organised a pulse polio immunization camp at Kashiram Basti and Dhansiri wherein a total of 76 children, all aged under five from Indisen, Kacharigaon, Lengrijan and Purana Bazar were given polio drops by health workers of Dimapur battalion.         
Kiphire battalion: Kiphire battalion organised pulse polio immunisation drive in remote border villages of Kiphire district. The medical teams of the unit in coordination with district medical officials reached out to the remote border villages and immunised the children up to five years with pulse polio drops in the remote villages of Ditanvong, Kuisam, Thongsonyu, Tsundang, Mimi, Longkhimong, Mutingkhong, Kiphire village and Longmatre town. 322 children were immunised.
Phek battalion: Maximum children under five years were administered oral vaccine. A medical camp was set up by the unit at the battalion hospital. A total of 54 children were immunised in the immunisation programme. In addition, free medical check-up and treatment was also provided to locals.
Mon battalion: Mon Battalion conducted the immunisation camps at Mon, Naginimora and Tizit on January 31.
Children under the age of five were administered two drops of oral polio vaccine. The unit medical staff educated the local people about the importance of “two drops to save life”. Altogether, 188 Children were immunised.  
173 Bn CRPF: 173 Bn CRPF organised pulse polio immunisation camp at Bn Hqr location, Airfield, Dimapur. 
Altogether, 47 children below five within the camp vicinity were administered polio drops by second-in-command 173 Bn, Sh. Chunggin Hangsing. The officer expressed his gratefulness to Dimapur District Hospital for providing the polio drops. 


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