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IPV to be launched in Tinsukia dist today

By Correspondent

TINSUKIA, Dec 15 - Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccination (IPV) for children aged 14 weeks to one year will start in Tinsukia district from December 16.

The vaccination has been introduced in India as polio has not been totally eradicated in the neighbouring countries, namely Pakistan and Afganistan, and there remains a risk of the disease recurring.

In view of this new mission and to highlight the importance of IPV and modus operandi thereof, the District Health and Family Welfare Department along with the National Health Mission (NHM) of Tinsukia district jointly organised a workshop among the respective medical officers and staff at the Tinsukia Civil Hospital conference hall here yesterday.

Talking to mediapersons about the IPV mission in Tinsukia district, Dr Altaf Ahmed, Additional Chief Medical and Health Officer stated that besides the District Health Department field workers, experienced volounteers from different organisations, individuals and NGOs would be pressed into action for generating awareness for successful implementation of the mission.

He further stated that IPV would be injected immediately after the third dose of the ongoing oral polio vaccination drive. Among others, the workshop was addressed by Dr Ramen Sonowal, District Immunisation Officer.

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