Polio :: Dikshit favours strategy to overcome polio challenge

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit favoured streamlining strategy to overcome challenge of polio as six cases of the disease has been reported from the city last year.

“Awareness programmes would be intensified and more concentration would be given to uncovered areas in slum colonies,” Dikshit said after launching 62 phase of intensified Pulse Polio programme here today.

She said “Delhi is on the threshold of eradication of polio but occurrence of fresh cases was mostly because of migration of polio-affected children from neighbouring states which has posed a fresh challenge before us”.

Around 27 lakhs children would be covered under the programme to be supervised by over 24,000 health personnel and workers tomorrow, Dikshit said.

For the success of the programme, Delhi Government has set up polio booths at railway stations, ISBTs, parks, metro stations, airports and temples.

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