Tsering Sandup, Deputy Chairman, Leh flagging off the mobile team for polio vaccination.
Marking the launch of Pulse Polio Immunization campaign in Leh district, Tsering Sandup, Deputy Chairman, Hill Council, Leh administered two drops of polio to a newborn baby at SNM, Hospital Leh on January 19.
Tsering Sandup informed that the target population of 0-5 years of age child is 10,635 including 9,650 locals and 985 non-locals in Leh district. The department has set up 378 booths including 8 Paramilitary PPI Booths with 1, 512 team members deployed along with 76 supervisors and 13 mobile booths that are in function from 8 am to 4 pm on the polio day at Anganwadi centres and Medical sub-centres, Govt. Hospital.
To ensure every single child to be vaccinated, three days door to door vaccination will also be conducted from January 19.
He urged the parents to play a responsive role in making the campaign successful with 100% vaccination results and to ensure a healthy society.
A mobile team dedicated to the pulse polio vaccination campaign from SNM, Hospital, Leh was also flagged off.
Dr. Phuntsog Angchuk, Director, Health service Ladakh; Dr. Motup Dorjey, CMO, Leh; Dr. Tsering Angchuk, Deputy Medical Superintendent SNM Hospital, Leh; Doctors and health workers were also present.