Kohima, February 01 (NEx): Over 1.1 lac children across the State of Nagaland from 0-5 years of age was administered Polio drop on the first day of Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) drive which was launched across the nation on Sunday, informed the State Health Department.
The State wide launch of the Polio National Immunization Day (NID) was held at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) with Principal Director of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Vizolie Z Suokhrie administering the first polio drop on Sunday, January 31st, 2021.
On the first day today, out of 15,1458 children to be immunized in the state, 11,2148 children from 0-5 years were administered the two drops of life in 10 districts, while the readings from Tuensang is awaited.
In total, 74.05% of the target population has been covered in Nagaland today, a data from the department of health and family welfare notified.
Dr. Vizolie Suokhrie called upon the citizens to fight together against Polio by ensuring the vaccine to children so that we will overcome the disease and give a gift of polio free world to our children.
State Immunization Officer, Dr. Ritu Thurr said more than one lakh 50 thousand children is expected to be immunized in 2206 Polio booths in the state, which is manned by 9096 health personnel and 441 supervisors.