Bareilly: Minister Dr. Arun Kumar Saxena launched the Pulse Polio campaign. In his speech, the minister said that polio medicine is safe and effective. Due to myths and misconceptions about it, polio could not be eradicated in neighboring countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan, while eradication of polio became possible in India. Since polio virus is present in neighboring countries, it is imperative that every zero to five year old child in India should be fully immunized against polio as a precautionary measure. Therefore it is the responsibility of every parent to give polio medicine to their children.
Minister of Forest and Environment Dr. Arun Kumar also inaugurated the Chief Minister’s Health Fair at UPHC Bankhana. On this occasion Minister Dr. Arun Kumar, Mayor Dr. Umesh Gautam, District Magistrate Shivakant Dwivedi and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Balveer Singh administered pulse polio drops to the children.
Community Health Center in Faridpur Honorable MLA Faridpur Dr. Shyam Bihari Lal, Subhashnagar Honorable MLA Cantt. Sanjeev Agarwal, C.B. In Ganj, Mayor Dr. Umesh Gautam, Hon’ble District President in Dalelnagar Ravinder Singh of Bharatiya Janata Party, Honorable District President Bharatiya Janata Party Pawan Sharma in Fatehganj, Honorable MLA MP Arya in Nawabganj, Honorable Chairman District Co-operative Bank Bhanu in Shergarh Gangwar inaugurated health fair and pulse polio program booth. In which all other dignitaries of the area were present.
Medical superintendent Dr. Anurag Gautam, Dr. Vivek, Dr. Taufeeq Ahmed and others were present in the program. Maulana Shahabuddin, the city Qazi, inaugurated the booth at Bakarganj UPHC by giving two drops of polio to the children. Dr. Suman Jeet Kaur, in-charge of Bakarganj Hospital, Irshad Hassan Khan, DMC from UNICEF were present there.
District Defense Officer Dr. Prashant Ranjan told that from September 19 to 23, the team of Health Department would give polio medicine from house to house. Polio vaccine is also included in the routine immunization programme. Pulse polio drops are given at the time of birth. Apart from this, this drop is also given at six, ten and fourteen weeks. Its booster dose is also given at the age of sixteen to twenty four months.
According to a report published on 23 October 2018 on the National Health Portal of the Government of India, one in two hundred polio infections result in irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs). Five to ten percent of such paralysis sufferers die. In such a situation, complete immunity against this complex disease is very important.
Dr. Prashant Ranjan said that on Booth Day organized on Sunday in the district, polio medicine was administered at 2823 booths in which Additional Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dr. RP Mishra, Dr. Bhanu Prakash, all Medical Officers in charge, Irshad Khan from UNICEF, CHAI organization All officers and employees of Health and Education Department including Nisar Ahmed from UNDP, Dharmendra Singh Chouhan from UNDP, Shamim Ahmed from JSI, Akbar Hussain, Urban Health Coordinator were present.