Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization drive held across Kashmir Division

In Kupwara, Out of total 1,30,677 targeted children in the age group of 0-5 , 1,17,139 were administered oral Pulse Polio drops on the first day of campaign.
District Administration had made elaborate arrangements across the district despite inclement weather conditions and heavy snowfall in upper belt snowbound areas of the district.
A total of 766 Booths and 17 Transit Points were established, besides 3064 Health Workers, 1062 ASHAs and 548 Anganwari Workers were deployed to carry out the Pulse Polio Immunization programme in the district.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Handwara, Aziz Ahmad Rather inaugurated the drive at the Associated District Hospital of GMC Handwara in presence of doctors and GMC Administration.
CMO Kupwara inaugurated the campaign at Sub-District Hospital Kupwara by administering the polio drops to newborn infants.

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