Essar Foundation and Essar Bulk Terminal Paradip Limited (EBTPL) partnered the local government community health center, Paradip, in the successfully organising the Pulse Polio Campaign.
A total of 6,908 children of less than five years of age were administered the anti-polio drops. The drive was undertaken to cover 17 high-risk areas including Biju Memorial Govt hospital, Anganwadi centers, transit points such as bus terminals, railway stations and other public places in and around Paradip Port area. The immunisation drive at the booths was followed by house-to-house visits in which children were administered oral polio vaccine.
EBTPL also helped in the transport of vaccine from the hospital to respective booths / immunisation points.
The pulse polio drive was jointly monitored by Dr. BK Rout, Chief District Medical Officer; Dr. Basanta Kumar Barik, ADMO, Jagatsinghpur, and Dr. Iqbal, Ayush Doctor. Essar Foundation team and volunteers surveyed the slum areas of Paradip Municipality, Bijayachandpur, Sandhakuda, Nehru Bangla, Children’s park, Bhimanashi village, Ward no. 4 &1, Balijhara etc. to find any beneficiaries who had been left out.