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Pulse Polio awareness rally taken out

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With a message:Health and anganwadi workers taking part in a rally on the eve of Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme in Ongole on Saturday.—Photo: Kommuri Srinivas
With a message:Health and anganwadi workers taking part in a rally on the eve of Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme in Ongole on Saturday.—Photo: Kommuri Srinivas

Prakasam district in-charge Collector P. Lakshminarasimhum on Saturday flagged off a Pulse Polio awareness campaign rally.

A day ahead of administration of vaccine to children below the age of five years, he exhorted health workers to ensure that not a single child was left out.

Doctors, health workers, nursing students and employees from the Integrated Child Development Scheme(ICDS) took part in the impressive rally to urge parents to bring their children to the designated booths in their locality.

The rally also highlighted the need for nurturing girl children.

The district had registered a better sex ratio of 1000 males to 970 females, District Medical and Health Officer K Sudhakar Babu said.

“We are fully geared up for making the gigantic exercise of immunising all children in the age group of zero to five years a success,” DMHO said.

He said 2,500 booths were set up in schools and Anganwadi centres and vaccines moved to booths to reach out to over 3.09 lakh children in the targeted age group, he said, adding 56 booths were being located in bus stations and railway stations in the district.

As many as 87 mobile teams would fan out to different parts of the district with focus on covering children of those working in brick kilns, buildings, tobacco barns, national highway, toll gates, said Dr Sudhakar Babu.

Any left out children would be covered on January 21 by health and anganwadi workers by making door-to-door visits, he added.


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