Polio drive in Kodagu, Chikamagalur

Deputy Commissioner Dr N S Chennappa Gowda told reporters here on Friday that 1,852 teams were formed for the success of the programme in the district. While 185 persons were appointed as supervisors, 3,704 staff will be sent to various booths to administer polio drops to children below five years, he added.

In the previous year, the district has recorded 98 per cent progress by administering polio drops to 1,21,414 children in the first phase and 1,21,994 children in the second phase. The district administration has plans to achieve 100 per cent of the target this year, the DC said adding that a meeting of the officials of the Department of Health and Family Welfare and City Municipality has been convened in this regard.

Polio drops will be given to children by the health workers through door-to-door campaign on January 24 in rural areas. In urban areas campaign will be held from January 23 to 25. Emphasis will be given to administer polio drops to children in families from outside, who are settled in the district, the DC said.

District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr Ishwarappa said that people should bring their children below five years for polio drop administration without paying heed to any type of rumours.

In Kodagu

The pulse polio drop administration programme under the National Health Mission will be held throughout the district on January 23.

The Health Department has a target of administering polio drops to 52,926 children below five years in the first phase of the year.

Drops will be available at all identified booths in the district. Health workers and volunteers will carry out door-to-door service to administer polio drops to children on January 24 and 25.

District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr Thimmaiah requested the parents to co-operate by bringing their children below five years to polio drop administration booths.

Organisations and religious leaders also should create awareness on polio drops and make the programme successful, he added.

Deputy Commissioner K H Ashwathanarayana Gowda said that polio drops should be administered to all children below five years even if it was given to them earlier.

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