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86.11 p.c. coverage under Pulse Polio

Madikeri: As many as 46,941 children aged less than five of the target of 54,514 were administered polio drops in Kodagu district, amounting to a coverage of 86.11 per cent, according to information reaching here on Monday.

District Health Officer Shivaram Naik told The Hindu that the achievement in Somwapet taluk stood at 88 per cent while it was 86 per cent in Madikeri taluk. Virajpet taluk recorded 84.4 per cent.

Dr. Naik said that in some places in Madikeri and Virajpet taluks, a few members belonging to a particular community refused to get their children vaccinated in the wake of the controversy created in the previous round.

Deputy Commissioner M.K. Baladevakrishna, Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Panchayat A.S. Ramachandrappa were present.


Pulse polio

KATTAPPANA: Nearly 93,765 children in the district were given the pulse polio vaccine as part of the second phase of the national polio eradication scheme.


Pulse Polio

Belgaum: As many as 5,16,480 children were administered oral polio drops in the district on Sunday, achieving a success rate of 87.21 per cent. Of the children, 3,99,598 were from rural areas.


Polio drops to children of migrant labourers

SALEM: A total of 1,181 children including 522 children living in Sri Lankan refugee camps and 651 children of migrant labourers, all in the age group of five, were given polio drops in Salem district.

According to health officials, Tamil Nadu has been in the forefront in polio eradication through the intensive and sustained Pulse Polio campaign.

The State has not recorded any incidence of polio for the past one decade.

But the incidents of polio were reported in the States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh from where migrant population had come to Salem for labour and livelihood.

These migrant labourers including doll makers, gypsies, construction workers, sugarcane cutters, quarry workers and others used to stay put in Salem and its neighbourhood.

Hence to make the eradication drive a fool-proof one, the State had decided to cover the children of migrant labourers and also the children residing at refugee camps in the district. A team of doctors and para medical staff on Sunday identified 36 families in the city as 'migrant families' from other States and administered polio drops to as many as 651 children.

Later, another team visited the refugee camps in the district and gave drops to 522 children. A senior health official said that the second phase of polio immunisation would take place on December 13 beside the routine, two-phase mass immunisation programme, which falls on January 10, 2010 and February 7, 2010.

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