Pulse polio drive: 95.5 pc children covered on Day One in Mysuru dist

The health and family welfare department during its first phase of pulse polio drive on Sunday covered 2.89 lakh children (95.5 per cent), who were below five years, against the target of 3.09 lakh children.

In Mysuru city alone 88.9 per cent children were covered, while in rural Mysuru 95.80 per cent of children were covered.

The authorities had made elaborated arrangements to cover maximum number of children on the Day One. The authorities had set up 1,588 booths for 6,92,158 households in the district, to administer the drops. All over, 6,418 health workers and 325 supervisors were pressed into the service. Besides, mobile booths had been set up at 28 transit points. A total of 130 migrated children were also covered.

Taluk-wise, Hunsur achieved the highest target of 99.4 per cent while HD Kote with 93.4 per cent was the least. In Mysuru taluk 99 per cent of target was achieved, followed by Nanjangud and KR Nagar taluks each  touching 94.2 per cent and Periyapatna- 97.4 per cent, said District Health Officer (DHO) B Basavaraju.

To cover those children who missed the drive on Day One, health workers will go door-to-door for three days in urban limits and two days in rural limits, he added.

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