The three-day pulse polio immunisation round was initiated by Health Department teams in Amritsar and Tarn Taran on Sunday. Civil Surgeon Dr Parabdeep Kaur Johal inaugurated the drive from the Golden Temple Complex and flagged off an awareness rally to make the public aware of the pulse polio immunisation drive.
District Immunisation Officer Dr Rameshpal Singh said the department estimated 3,12,665 children below the age of 5 years in the district. “We have constituted 2,761 teams for door-to-door campaign and deputed 287 supervisors for monitoring the drive.”
The drive would conclude on Tuesday and health teams would administer polio drops to immunise children below the age of 5 years. Despite dense fog and biting cold, parents gave overwhelming response to the polio campaign. The department had established model polio booths at various sites.