Navi Mumbai: NMMC reveals plans for Sub-National Pulse Polio vaccination drive on Sunday

This campaign will cover a total of 90,865 children in the age range of 0 to 5 years within the limits of NMMC. A total of 728 booths, including 603 permanent, 97 transit, and 28 mobile vans, will be operated by 23 municipal health posts across the NMMC borders.

Ntional Pulse Polio vaccination drive on Sunday
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Navi Mumbai: Sub-national polio immunization campaign will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022, under the jurisdiction of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC). Every child between 0 and 5 years old receives a dose of polio. The city’s mayor, Abhijit Bangar, instructed the health department to properly plan polio vaccination.

India is polio-free. However, since polio is still widespread in other countries, the Pulse Polio campaign is being carried out across the country to prevent a resurgence.

This campaign will cover a total of 90,865 children in the age range of 0 to 5 years within the limits of NMMC. A total of 728 booths, including 603 permanent, 97 transit, and 28 mobile vans, will be operated by 23 municipal health posts across the NMMC borders.

Transit and mobile teams form near high-traffic locations such as shopping malls, train stations, and bus stops. Also, a meeting of the city task force committee chaired by Mayor Abhijit Bangar was held and training was given to doctors, NM, LHV, ANM, Ashas, and volunteers.

-National Pulse Polio vaccination drive on Sunday

Awareness posters and banners were installed in the municipal term for the campaign. On the day of the Pulse Polio vaccination campaign, volunteers will remain at the booth for the next 5 days and will be asked to wear masks, sanitize their hands before giving the baby the vaccine, and not touch the baby.

They were also trained not to hold the baby’s hand when marking with a pen on the left wrist. At the time of vaccination, instructions were given to surrounding the cabins with two feet of chalk to maintain social distancing. Instructions will be given to everyone to follow COVID safety rules and get immunizations correctly.

Children not vaccinated on 09/18/2022 will be vaccinated in the next 5 days by 875 teams from the Municipal Secretary of Health during home visits. Each team carefully planned this according to its area of ​​responsibility.

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