Polio drive: 93.9 pc children vaccinated

Two per cent rise in percentage recorded compared to previous year

Of the total 3,07,404 children, 2,88,474 kids were administered drops, District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr Nagaraj Rao told Deccan Herald.

 In Mysore city alone the day’s achievement was recorded at 90 per cent. Among taluks H D Kote and Hunsur recorded highest of 97 per cent each, followed by Nanjangud 96, Periyapatna 95, Mysore and T Narsipura 93 and K R Nagar 92.

In all 1,588 centres to administer drops were opened in the district, with 6,352 booth volunteers and 316 supervisors deputed on duty. In the city alone, 308 centres had been opened with a target set to administer the drops to 94,922 kids.

However, among them 85, 259 children availed the facility. A total of 1,252 booth volunteers and 62 supervisors manned the programme.

In taluk centres, 1, 280 centres were opened and 2,12, 482 kids were treated with the facility.

This apart, 34 centres opened in different places that included bus stands, tourist spots among several others, besides mobile centres. The second phase of the drive is scheduled to be held on February 27.

Minister launches drive

Medical Education and District In-charge Minister S A Ramdas launched the drive at Shankara Shetty Maternity Hospital in V V Puram. Mayor Sandesh Swamy, Zilla Panchayat President S N Siddartha and Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer G Satyavathi were present.

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