HYDERABAD: The district administration Hyderabad has decided make submission of Polio Vaccination Certificates obligatory prior to grant of admissions to children in educational institutions of the district, with the aim to motivate parents to get their children vaccinated against Polio.
The decision to this effect was made in the meeting of Polio Eradication Committee Hyderabad which met here on Friday evening under the chair of the Deputy Commissioner Fayyaz Ahmed Jatoi.
The Deputy Commissioner who reviewed the arrangements of three-day Polio Eradication Campaign being started from September 29, 2014 in all the four talukas of the district, emphasized the need of formulating a comprehensive strategy to motivate the parents to extend their cooperation to vaccination teams in administering Anti-Polio drops to the children of under five years age.
The vaccinators are performing their duties for the national cause and all out efforts will be made to provide them required facilities as well as adequate security in sensitive areas during Polio Eradication Campaign, he maintained.
The Deputy Commissioner directed that after completion of vaccination campaign, a survey should be conducted in schools of Hyderabad to ascertain through a Performa from the students whether vaccinators had reached their areas or not for vaccination.
He said that in the past Polio Eradication Campaigns, complaints were received that officers concerned carried out the entire campaign on telephone instead to visiting the areas.
He warned them to refrain the concerned from such practice and ensure coverage of required targets by visiting in the field.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that he himself will pay surprise visits during the campaign and if anyone is found absent from duty, strict action will be taken against that person.
District Focal Person on Polio Masood Jaffry informed the meeting that during Polio Eradication Campaign, a total of 2,97,044 children of under five years age will be vaccinated against Polio through 827 mobile vaccination teams as well as 96 fixed points and 21 transit points of the district.