Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today launched state-wide Sunday Pulse Polio drive for immunisation of about 80-lakh infants under the age of five in the state from Gandhinagar.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that nearly 1.53-lakh health workers in 67,282 teams will administer polio vaccine at 33,641 booths in an intensive and extensive drive – on the lines booths are set up during elections – to ensure not a single infant under-5 is left out. He appealed to all parents to get two drop of the vaccine for their children.
Mr. Rupani said that not a single case of polio was registered in the state after 2007 owing to the drive. The attempt is also to ensure it doesn’t recur. The diseases being targeted are diphtheria, polio myelitis, influenza, hepatitis B, etc. under the government’s Mission Indradhanush.
Those present at the Community Centre at the Minister’s Residential Enclave in the Capital included Principal Health Secretary Jayanthi Ravi, Health Commissioner Jaipraksh Shivhare, Mayor Ritaben Patel, among others.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat