Srinagar, Feb. 28 -- Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed, in a video message said the nationwide campaign is aimed at eradicating polio.

He said around 45,000 healthcare workers, with some from hard geographical terrains, will ensure that no children below the age of five are left out.

Outlining the vaccination strategy, Dr Abid said March 03 will be designated as a booth day, where children will be brought to pulse polio booths. On March 04 and 05, healthcare workers will conduct door-to-door visits to reach every eligible child.

"The scourge of polio must be eliminated not only from India but also from the rest of the world, and India serves as a guiding beacon in this endeavour," he said. He sought active c...