Booths have been set up at various points in the twin cities
Nursing students, doctors and people from different walks of life participated in the awareness rally on Pulse Polio here on Saturday.
The Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation organised the rally in association with the Rotary Club.
The awareness rally was flagged off from Chitaguppi Hospital by HDMC Commissioner Y.S. Patil, in the presence of Rotary District Governor (3170) Jorson Fernandes.
Chairman of the HDMC Standing Committee on Health, Education and Social Justice Shivanand Muttannavar; District Health and Family Welfare Officer N.M. Angadi; District Reproductive and Child Health Officer Subhash Babruwad, and HDMC Health Officer P.N. Biradar were present.
Over 250 nursing students, health assistants, medical staff of the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation, students of paramedical courses, representatives of ACC Cement, office-bearers of Rotary Club, and members of various non-governmental organisations took part.
Holding placards and banners, the participants covered Lamington Road, Brindavan Circle, Kittur Chennamma Circle, Court Circle before returning to the originating point.
The placards highlighted the need to administer polio drops to children below the age of 5, and appealed to people to take their children to the pulse polio booths on Sunday, when the campaign is being held. The district and taluk administrations have made arrangements to set up booths at various points.
That apart, paramedical staff and volunteers will conduct door-to-door visits to households on Monday and Tuesday to administer the drops to all those children who were left out during Sunday’s campaign due to various reasons.
Polio drops must be administered to all children below the age of 5 Paramedical staff to conduct door-to-door visits to households on Monday and Tuesday
Polio drops must be administered to all children below the age of 5
Paramedical staff to conduct door-to-door visits to households on Monday and Tuesday