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Around 10 50 lakh children to be covered in 2nd phase of IPPIP in Kashmir

UNI India-English 2018-03-11 20:08:38
Srinagar, Mar 11 (UNI) Around 10.
50 lakh children, below the age of 5 years, will be vaccinated in the valley during the second phase of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme (IPPIP), which was kick started on Sunday morning.

“Elaborate arrangements were made by the respective district administrations to carry out the anti-polio drive successfully for which polio booths were set up and health workers were deployed at the block, tehsil and district levels across the Division,” an official spokesperson said.

He said at Srinagar, District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah started the campaign at Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Hospital, Rainawari.

“More than 1,87,173 children would be covered under the programme in the district for which a number of employees and volunteers were deputed across the district,” he said.