Jumbo fear: Officials told to end polio drive by 3 pm

The fear of wild jumbo attacks have forced the taluk administration to hold the pulse polio programme between 11 am and 3 pm in villages situated on the fringes of the forest.

Tahsildar K N Sharadamba directed the Taluk Health Officer in this regard at a meeting held here on Tuesday.

The Pulse Polio drive is being held on January 28 and March 11 across the country. Addressing a meeting, she pointed out that K Hosakote hobli is an elephant prone area.

"As many wild jumbo attacks have been reported here, people move around under fear. Hence, it is better to wind up the vaccination programme before 3 pm to prevent any untoward incident. Forest department personnel should provide protection on these days," she said.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry