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Feb 2, 2009

Polio Drop Immunisation

Mothers and grandmothers waiting to get their babies immunised at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital on Sunday. The Health Department of the Coimbatore Corporation on Sunday administered pulse polio drops to 87 per cent of children aged below five years in Coimbatore city. City Corporation Commissioner Anshul Mishra said that through 196 centres, 93,331 children were immunised which was 1,100 more than the previous year. The target this year for immunisation was 1,11, 690 children. For children who missed out, door to door visits by health workers would be conducted on Monday and if required the vaccination drive would be conducted at door steps throughout the week to achieve 100 per cent.

In Coimbatore district also, there was an overwhelming response for pulse polio immunisation drive with more than 80 per cent anticipated result in all the 1,800 odd centres. Details regarding the exact numbers of children immunised were awaited from the taluk headquarters.Staff Reporter from Tirupur adds: A total of 47,822 children aged below five years were administered anti-polio drops during the second phase of Pulse Polio Immunisation programme held in Tirupur city on Sunday.


About 480 volunteers comprising doctors from District Headquarters hospital, and primary health centres, officials from various departments, anganwadi staff, village health nurses and sector health nurses administered the vaccine in 79 static booths set up at Government Hospitals, schools, community nutrition centres and health sub-centres. The population in transit was given anti-poliomyelitis drops through mobile booths set up at bus stands, railway stations and places of tourism importance.


City Health Officer K.R. Jawaharlal told reporters that 91 percent coverage was achieved during the drive. “A door-to-door campaign will be conducted on Monday and Tuesday to administer the vaccines to the remaining children,” he added. Official sources said that there was no incidence of poliomyelitis was reported in the State after the last case got reported in M.G.R.Nagar in Tirunelveli in 2004.

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