Lahore, September 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Polio Monitoring Information System (PMIS) developed by Punjab Information Technology board (PITB) has reported vaccination of 3.5 million children in all districts across the Province of Punjab during the past two years. It was informed during a progress review meeting presided over by the Chairman PITB Dr. Umar Saif here today. PITB devised PMIS in September 2016, is at the verge of its excellence by reaching to every district of Punjab.
The fourth nationwide National Immunization Day campaign for children up to five years’ age will be conducted from 24th to 26th September, 2018. The joint efforts by Health Information Management System (HIMS) and PMIS a visible decrease noticed in the number of children dispensed with polio vaccination. The Stats were verified by WHO and UNICEF. These numbers are monitored through the smart phones installed with the application developed by PITB to monitor the polio campaigns in the province to accelerate and wide spread the steady and ineffectively designed campaign.
The application enables the local administration as well as partner organizations like WHO and UNICEF to access real time field data. The current system is active in seven high risk districts of the province reporting the number of children vaccinated, refusal cases, zero dose children and children not available during and after the campaign.
The meeting was informed that above 9000 handsets have been distributed in High Risk districts of Punjab province. In Lahore and Rawalpindi district 7000 smart phones distributed to Polio Supervisory tier and Mobile Teams. In Districts of Muzaffargarh, Multan, D.G Khan, Rajanpur, R.Y Khan 2000 smart phones distributed to Polio Supervisory tier only.
For more information, contact:
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)
11th Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park,
346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan