Field Publicity Officer G. Kondala Rao on Saturday said that only institutional deliveries would ensure safety and health of women and infants. He urged the expectant mothers to approach government hospitals for the deliveries.
A rally was taken out in Pedapadu village of Srikakulam mandal to highlight the Union government’s welfare programmes such as Janani Suraksha Yojana, Janani Sishu Samraksha Karyakramam which were designed for the health care of expectant mothers and infants.
AP Social Welfare Residential Schools convener B. Chandravati who flagged off the rally urged the women to utilise the government health programmes.
Several students participated in the rally and displayed placards to explain importance of immunisation programmes.
Meanwhile, the district administration geared up for the pulse polio programme on January 20. Srikakulam District Medical and Health Officer R. Geetanjali asked the health officers of all the mandals to make the event a grand success. She said that the government was giving utmost priority for the pulse polio programme to eradicate the dreaded disease completely in the country.
“World Health Organisation will declare India as polio free country if no case is detected continuously in four years,” she added.