Tripura government has launched a special drive with an aim to make the state free of Tuberculosis and Anaemia.
As part of the special drive, intensive screening for TB and Anaemia along with T3 (Test, Treat and Talk) camps are being held in various schools covering all eight districts of the state. An official said the special health drive is being conducted in over 3600 schools and 700 Anganwadi centres across the state. The drive will also cover various tea gardens, slum areas and brick kilns.
The special drive under the banner "Swasth Tripura, Shresth Tripura" commenced from March 2 will continue till March 16 next.
Tripura State Immunization Officer Dr Mousumi Sarkar confirmed that according to an NFHS-5 report, around 65 per cent of children and pregnant women are anaemic in Tripura. The special drive would help identify and provide treatment to such people suffering from anaemia, the health official said.
The Health and Family Welfare Department (NHM Tripura) with support from the School Education Department and Social Welfare and Social Education Department would implement the special drive.
Meanwhile, as many as 3,37,042 children up to 5 years were administered pulse polio during a special drive carried out by the Tripura Government from February 27 to March 1 lastMeanwhile, as many as 3,37,042 children up to 5 years were administered pulse polio during a special drive carried out by the Tripura Government from February 27 to March 1 last.
According to an official report, the drive covered all eight districts with an average success rate of 101.87 per cent.
In West Tripura district highest 66607 children were administered pulse polio followed by 29948 in Khowai, 26986 in Unakoti, 36979 in Gomati, 45237 in North Tripura, 35969 in South Tripura, 47660 in Dhalai and 47656 in Sepahijala district, the report said.
The pulse polio immunization programme was carried out in 3621 booths of the state on Day 1. The health and ASHA workers then visited door to door and administered pulse polio to the left-out children on February 28 and March 1 next.
On Day 1, total of 214993 children were immunized while the figures for Day 2 and Day 3 are 87311 and 34738. Of the total 337042 children, 213579 were administered Pulse Polio in booths.
The Integrated Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Programme was a part of the "Swasth Tripura, Shresth Tripura" campaign formally launched by Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb at Muktadhara auditorium in Agartala on February 24 last.