Pulse Polio is an immunisation campaign established by the government of India to eliminate poliomyelitis (polio) in India by vaccinating all children under the age of five years against the polio virus. The project fights polio through a large-scale, pulse vaccination programme and monitoring for poliomyelitis cases. Vellore, (Tamil Nadu) was the first Indian state to become 100% polio-free through the pulse strategy, and rest of India adopted the strategy in 1995.
The Pulse Polio Initiative (PPI) aims at covering every individual in the country. It aspires to reach even children in remote communities through an improved social mobilisation plan.
- Not a single child should miss the immunization and leaving no chance of polio occurrence.
- Cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) to be reported in time and stool specimens of them to be collected within 14 days. Outbreak response immunisation (ORI) to be conducted as early as possible.
- Maintaining a high level of surveillance.
- Performance of good mop-up operations where polio has disappeared.
- Setting up of booths in all parts of the country.
- Initialising walk-in cold rooms, freezer rooms, deep freezers, ice-lined refrigerators and cold boxes for a steady supply of vaccine to booths.
- Arranging employees, volunteers, and vaccines.
- Ensuring vaccine vial monitor on each vaccine vial.
- Immunising children with OPV on national immunisation days.
- Identifying missing children from immunisation process.
- Surveillance of efficacy.
On request of Government Authorities, 7 young Leo members of Leo Club of Tarapur volunteered and managed booths for Pulse Polio on Sunday 20th September 2020. They gave the polio doses to children who were brought to the booth.Let’s have a Big Shoutout for them who went beyond the call of duty and were volunteers for the Pulse Polio at Keshav Nagar and Zilla Parishad school in Boisar, Maharashtra India.
Volunteers at the booths were Leo Dr .Manan Parmar, Leo Dr. Brijesh Rathod, Leo Shivam Jaiswal, Leo Sanika Patil, Leo Shailesh Bhagat, Leo Bhavya Patel Lion, Ashita Gandhi and Lion Rajesh Shah
“Leos are the future of our 102 year old organisation Lions Club International which has 1.4 million Lion members across the globe. We are proud to have a Leo Club of my home club Lions Club of Tarapur”- Lion Dr. Mudassir Khwaja, Lions District 3231a3