Second round of immunisation on February 7
TUTICORIN: The Department of Health Services has planned to administer polio drops to over 1.50 lakh children up to 5 years through 1,062 booths to be established across the district as part the first round of pulse polio immunisation campaign to be conducted on January 10. Chairing a meeting held at the Collectorate here on Wednesday, Collector G. Prakash said the booths would be located in all schools, primary health centres, health sub-centres, government hospitals, bus stands, airport, railway stations, Integrated Child Development Scheme centres, Lord Subramania Swamy Temple at Tiruchendur, Kazhugumalai temple and other public places.
For migrant children
More stress should be given for covering migrant children and the children living in refugee camps.
“Though the children are suffering from mild fever, cough or diarrhoea, polio drops should be administered to children as it is cent per cent safe.
Second round of the campaign will be conducted on February 7 in the same places,” said Mr. Prakash.
Deputy Director of Health Services, Tuticorin, S. Uma, Deputy Director of Health Services, Kovilpatti, Dr. Ralph Selwyn, Deputy Director of Health Services (Tuberculosis), Subbiah, Resident Medical Officer, Tuticorin Medical College Hospital, Viswanathan, Mayor Kasthuri Thangam, Corporation Commissioner Kuberan and others attended the meeting.