CM kicks off pulse polio immunization drive in Gandhinagar

Published By : Admin | February 19, 2012 | 13:44 IST

CM expresses resolve to eradicate polio and malnutrition through people’s participation

Kicking off the fist round of pulse polio immunization drive in Gujarat today Chief Minister Narendra Modi expressed resolve to eradicate polio and malnutrition through people’s participation.

Many women gathered to the community centre at the premises of ministers’ residence in Gandhinagar to administer polio drops to their kids. Appreciating people’s response to the drive Chief Minister said the state has not registered even a single case of pulse polio since 2007.

The state government has implemented e-Mamta mother-infant health tracking system across the state which shows the state government’s commitment for bringing down mother-infant mortality rate, he said.

Health Minister Parbat Patel said that over 1.5 lakh health personnel and social organizations have given their support to administer polio drops to around 86.34 lakh children of the state. Over 34,500 polio booths have been made operational in the state.

Principal Secretary to Health-Family Welfare department Mr. Rajkishor, Commissioner Mr. P.K.Taneja and senior officials of health department were present on the occasion.

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