Shillong, January 30, 2018: Governor of Meghalaya Shri Ganga Prasad administered oral Polio drops during the launch of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) 2018 today at District Maternity and Child Hospital, Tura, West Garo Hills. The programme was organized by District Medical and Health Officer, Tura.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor of Meghalaya urged all the medical practitioners and para-medical staff to provide more facilities to the underprivileged sections of the society especially in rural areas and also to sensitize the people and spread awareness about the significance of immunization against various diseases. He also advised the parents and care takers to give importance to immunization programmes provided by the health department for the safety of their children against diseases. He further added that dedicating their valuable service to improve the health scenario of the people in villages will ensure healthy society and thereby contribute towards the progress and prosperity of the nation in general and region in particular.
During the function, prizes were also distributed to the winners of Martyr’s Day Run held at Chandmari Playground, Tura.
Earlier in the programme, Dr Ivory A Sangma highlighted on the importance of immunization while presenting the brief status report and aims and objectives of the immunization programme being organized in West Garo Hills District. She also informed that the district has covered about 51.4 percentage of immunization of children on the Booth Activity Day and hopes to cover cent percent during house-to-house visit for two days for missed out children in the district.