‘Get children vaccinated’

Staff Correspondent

HASSAN: H.D. Deve Gowda, Hassan MP, administered polio drops to a child at the L.V. Polytechnic here on Sunday while attending a programme in this regard. He advised parents to get their children vaccinated so that they were made free from disease.

Mr. Gowda told them that health workers would visit their homes on Monday and Tuesday where they should get their children immunised. Zilla panchayat president C.N. Balakrishna, H.S. Prakash, MLA, and the former MP H.K. Javare Gowda were present. Mr. Balakrishna said that in the second round of Pulse Polio Programme in the district, 1,97,535 children below five years of age would be covered. He said 877 booths had been opened for the purpose throughout the district and 1,744 teams of specialists formed. As many as 3,488 vaccinators would be put on the job.

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