Pulse polio drive from Sunday

Pulse polio drive from Sunday

To wipe out occurrence of polio, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will administer pulse polio drops to children, aged between zero and five, on January 18 and February 22.

The Palike health department in coordination with Rotary Club, Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India, State government, college students, builders' association and other stakeholders will execute the polio drive in all the 198 wards. 

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Palike Commissioner M Lakshminarayana said: “A total of 2,970 booths will be operational along with 422 mobile units. About 14,358 polio vaccine administrators comprising nursing, medical students among other volunteers will be involved. 

The booths have been set up at private and government schools, bus stops, important parks, near malls, primary health centres, anganwadi centres, private nursing homes, railway stations and other populated areas.”

Mayor N Shanthakumari said a rally and awareness programme on polio will be conducted on January 16, from MG Road to Palike head office on Nrupathunga Road. Those who want to know more about polio drive can contact BBMP zonal offices or call 080 22221188/ 22975595 / 22225657.

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