DW BUREAU / Chandigarh As many as 34,288 children were immunized on day one of the Sub National Immunization (SNID) Polio September 2020 round. Approximately 85 supervisors monitored the SNID activity for which 586 teams (consisting of 2 members in a team) of vaccinators are deployed for house to house visits. The said monitoring is done under the supervision of Dr G Dewan, Director Health and Family Welfare cum Mission Director ? NHM and other Senior Health Officials. It was also ensured that all Health workers are being provided with appropriate safety/protective gears with strict adherence to GOI protocols. Sensitization training of the team members was conducted prior to the SNID round. To disseminate messages of key appropriate behaviors during COVID-19 pandemic an initiative has been taken by UT, Health Department and COVID-19 stickers has been designed. With active participation of Pulse Polio Health Team through these stickers key messages reach each and every household. Pulse Polio Teams visited high risk/vulnerable areas like Khuda Lahora, Khuda Jassu, Sarangpur, Resettlement Colony Dhanas, Kaimbwala, Maloya, Daddumajra, Madrasi Colony, Indira Colony, Bapudham, Mauli Village, Vikas Nagar, Manimajra, Colony no 4, Faidan, Hallomajra, Ramdarbar, Attawa, Palsora, Behlana, Raipur Khurd, Kajheri, Kishangarh, Dariya, Tin colony, Janta Colony, Bhagwanpura, Citco, Shastri Nagar and all the construction sites to immunize the kids with pulse polio drops. "TAARE ZAMEEN PAR-A NIGHT VIGIL", an innovative activity conducted during Pulse Polio rounds by the Health Department to cover children which are accompanied by their parents during the day and come to halt at the various odd points of the city. To carry out this activity, 4 teams will be deputed from 8 pm onwards on 20th September. Team members will move around and vaccinate children in different parts of the city including bus stands, railway stations, showroom corridors, subzi mandis and areas where rag pickers/ beggars etc. tend to settle down with their children in night hours.To maintain the polio free status with the 100 percent polio immunization, the Health Department appeals to all residents of the city to co-operate and get all children in the age group 0-5 years immunized during this campaign. (editor@dailyworld.in)


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