CM launches Polio Immunization Drive

Published By : Admin | January 20, 2013 | 13:50 IST

Shri Narendra Modi launches Polio Immunization Drive

We should work shoulder to shoulder to make this drive a success and ensure no child is left behind: Shri Modi

Gujarat has not registered a single polio case since 2007: Shri Modi

 

Shri Narendra Modi kicked off the Polio Immunization Drive on Sunday morning in Gandhinagar. Extending his best wishes for the drive, the Chief Minister said this is the first Sunday of the drive and he urged people to consider this drive as an act of social service. “We should work shoulder to shoulder and ensure that no child is left behind.”

Shri Modi shared that it is a matter of great joy that Gujarat has not seen a single case of polio since 2007 and expressed his commitment to eradicate polio from the face of Gujarat. He further shared that just like during elections where thousands of officials go and work at thousands of booths across the state, there are over 30,000 booths for the drive and over 1.25 lakh people are working to make the drive a success.

The Chief Minister pointed out that due to this drive, lakhs of children get healthy lives. He recalled that earlier due to polio the entire family was affected but this has changed now. Shri Modi said that over 75 children will be been given the drops and the Government is making an effort to take it to every corner of Gujarat.

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