Pulse Polio drive on January 18

Updated - January 14, 2015 05:40 am IST

Published - January 14, 2015 12:00 am IST - HYDERABAD:

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is making arrangements to cover more than 5.83 lakh children in the city as part of Intensive Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme on January 18. The programme would be carried out across the city from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on that day and followed with house visits from January 19 to 21 to cover children who miss the polio drops.

GHMC Commissioner and Special Officer Somesh Kumar, who held a review meeting with senior officials from the Health Department and the civic body here on Tuesday, said no polio cases were reported in the Hyderabad district for the last 16 years.

Polio booths

On the arrangements being made for the programme, he said a total of 3,200 polio booths would be established apart from 85 mobile teams arranged to cover construction sites, temporary settlements, markets, places of worship, marriage halls, public parks and transit points such as railway and bus stations.

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