Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Pulse polio drive held at the Mumbai airport

Mumbai: Over 80 children below the age of 5 years who were travelling either in or out of Mumbai received their polio vaccine dose at the airport on Sunday as part of the Pulse Polio Immunisation Drive, said a press release issued by Mumbai International Airport ltd (MIAL).

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) held the drive at several designated locations across the airport in adherence with its safety protocols in the wake of the pandemic, it said.

"The airport has joined hands with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to observe national and ssubnational Pulse Polio Immunisation Days at the airport since the year 2010. On these assigned days, CSMIA offers its personnel and passengers the facility to avail the polio vaccine for their children at the airport," said the release.

"Since the initiation of this drive by the airport, CSMIA has witnessed the successful inoculation of more than 9300 children, with an average inoculation of approximately 850 children per year. With this drive, CSMIA, along with BMC, provides the oral polio vaccine to children below the age of 5 years for free. This year, the airport registered the immunization of over 152 children, of which over 80 children below the age of 5 years were immunised at the latest drive organized by CSMIA on June 27," it added.

30/06/21 Manju V/Times of India

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