KARNATAKA

Pulse Polio: over 5 lakh in Gulbarga to be covered

Drive: Gulbarga Zilla Panchayat president Shailaja Sharanabhoopal Reddy administering pulse polio drops to a child in Gulbarga on Sunday. (Centre) Mayor of Gulbarga City Corporation Ravindranath Honnalli looks on.

Drive: Gulbarga Zilla Panchayat president Shailaja Sharanabhoopal Reddy administering pulse polio drops to a child in Gulbarga on Sunday. (Centre) Mayor of Gulbarga City Corporation Ravindranath Honnalli looks on.  

Staff Correspondent

‘Children below five should be given the drops compulsorily’



Polio disease can cause permanent disability, warn health officials

In Bidar about 2,44,689 children will be covered



Gulbarga: Shailaja Sharanabhoompala Reddy, president of the Gulbarga Zilla Panchayat, inaugurated the four-day National Pulse Polio programme in Gulbarga on Sunday.

She inaugurated the second round of the programme by way of administering polio drops to children at a booth set up at Gullabawadi area here.

The programme is aimed at administering polio drops to 5,34,703 children below five years of age. On the first day, polio drops will be administered at 2,070 booths. From Monday to Wednesday, 2,259 polio administering teams will visit door-to-door to administer the drops.

As many as 154 transit teams and 35 mobile teams have been formed.

About 443 supervisors have been appointed and about 4,961 volunteers will work to make the programme a success.

The health authorities have appealed to the public to get the polio drops administered to their children who are below five years of age so that they can be saved from the dreaded polio disease which can cause permanent disability.

In Bidar

Bidar Staff Correspondent reports: Bidar Zilla Panchayat deputy secretary Ramesh inaugurated the four-day National Pulse Polio programme on Sunday on the Noor Education Trust premises. President of the trust Ayaz Khan, District Family and Health Officer Pandurang Pujari, District Nodal Officer Dhanya Kumar and Chairman of Standing Committee of Health and Education Amruth Chimkhod administered polio drops to children.

Mr. Pandurang Pujari said that 2,44,689 children in the district will be administered polio drops.

In order to implement the programme, 1,004 teams have been formed.

About 2,008 health volunteers and anganwadi workers and 201 supervisors have been appointed to make the programme a success in the district.

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