985380 children administered polio vaccine in JK

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Srinagar

Directorate of Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization today said that the recent Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme has succeeded in achieving 100 percent coverage of target population in Jammu and Kashmir as 1985380 children in the age bracket of 0-5 years were administered oral polio vaccine against the target of 1985021 children.

According to the figures compiled by Data & Media Cell, Directorate of Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization, in Kashmir division, against the total target of 1069470 children, 1064941 children were administered oral polio vaccine against the crippling disease.

Whereas, in Jammu division, against the target of 915551 children,  920439 children were given polio drops amounting to 100 percent of the total target children.

Respective divisional and district administrations had made elaborate arrangements to cover all the children in the age group of 0-5 years. Furthermore, health workers and volunteers carried door-to-door visit in their allotted areas to ensure no child is left out of the vaccination programme.

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