Pulse Polio Program

As part of creating a mass awareness on the need for eradication of Poliomyelitis, a crippling disease of childhood caused by polio virus, Shri Niroti Lal Bubbha Sansthan (SNBS) engaged itself in supporting the Department of Medical, Health and Family Welfare (DMHFW), Agra in order to provide better service delivery and expand the coverage of polio vaccination in Agra.
SNBS has been involved in administering the oral drops to children under the age of five, under National Polio Surveillance Program (NPSP), for over 10 years, from 1997-98 to 2006-07. Details are as below:

Year Polio Intensive No. of children No. of children Total No. of
Rounds Pulse Polio Booths/ administered Polio covered House to House children covered
Camps Organized drops in Booths/ Camps

1997-98 – 10 8826 – 8826
1998-99 3 10 13239 2938 16177
1999-2000 6 11 20284 2952 23236
2000-01 4 11 17904 6886 24790
2001-02 3 11 11049 4860 15909
2002-03 6 15 12050 6933 18983
2003-04 4 18 9681 5891 15572
2004-05 8 18 13968 12962 26930
2005-06 8 18 10046 12699 22745
2006-07 6 18 5980 8566 14546

Special Transit Booths: Despite this, 25 special transit Booths were organized by SNBS during 11 days in June 2005 and 28755 children were administered polio drops.
Special Polio Booths (for Rakab Ganj North DTHC area):11 special Booths were organized by SNBS to support DTHC Rakab Ganj North, during May 2006.
Pulse Polio Campaign: SNBS has been engaged in organizing Pulse Polio Booths and Pulse Polio & Health Awareness campaigns in 18 urban slums of Agra city through its 54 workers and 4 field supervisors for the period of 1997-98 to 2006-07.
SNBS has utilised the occasions of Intensive Pulse Polio Campaign by engaging its workers to spread the message of Pulse Polio by organizing Pulse Polio Awareness rallies and distributing 4,000 pamphlets every year.
After 2007, SNBS has been continuously supporting the Department of Medical, Health and Family Welfare (DMHFW), Agra for health awareness and Pulse Polio campaigns to generate awareness among urban population of Agra City.

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