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Arrangements for pulse polio programme
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 4
The district admnistration is making all arrangements for the conduct of the pulse polio campaign being conducted from January 7 to 9 in Ludhiana.

During the campaign, polio drops will be administered to children below the age of five by setting up around 2,100 booths on January 7. In the next two days, the teams will make house-to- house visits to cover the left-out children.

This was stated by Mr Priyank Bharti, Additional Deputy Commissioner, while reviewing a meeting of the officers concerned at Bhachat Bhawan here today.

There are 5,39,000 children between 0-5 years in the district. Out of these, 2,82,494 children are in urban areas and 2,57,208 children in the rural areas, which would be covered under this programme.

He said to cover all targeted children, 900 booths are being set up in Ludhiana city and 1200 booths would be set up in the remaining parts of the district. Besides, 75 check-posts were being set up in the district. He said that 8,800 workers from the health, other departments and NGOs would be deployed to smoothly carry out the operation.

Medical and nursing students from Dayanad Medical College, CMC, GTB Hospital. Oswal Cancer Hospital, Kepoor Hospital, Homeopathic Medical College and dental colleges would also be deputed for the same.

He said that 12 cold storage points for the safe keeping of the vaccine had been identified. He appealed to the parents of the small children to bring them for polio vaccination on that day.



Samrala gears up for polio drive
Our Correspondent

Samrala, January 4
The town is gearing up for the pulse polio drive on January 7, when over 3,000 children of 0-5 years will be administered polio drops.

According to Dr Harvinder Singh, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, 16 posts have been set up in the town besides seven transit posts for children travelling in busses and one mobile post for slums.

Forty-eight volunteers from the Health Department, Ayurvedic Department, Homoeopathic Department and ITI will take part in the drive, to be held under the supervision of three supervisors. According to Dr Tarakjot Singh, nodal officer, all volunteers have been given training.

The SMO has appealed to people to get their child vaccinated in the drive. The teams will visit from door to door on January 8 and 9 to cover the leftover children.



Santokh adjudged best athlete in ITI meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 4
Santokh Singh won three titles and was adjudged best athlete in the annual sports meet of Industrial Training Institute here yesterday. He secured 15 points.

Bajrang Bahadur Singh and Sukhdarshan Singh with 13 points each shared the second spot.

Director, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab, Gurdev Singh Sidhu gave away prizes to the position holders.

Chairman, Institute Managing Committee Surinder Singh Bhogal along with committee members Inderjit Nagpal, Amarjit Singh and Kamaljit Singh was present on the occasion.

Results: badminton (singles): Yadwinder Singh b Gurmeet Singh; badminton (doubles): Yogesh Sharma and Jagroop Singh b Pritpal Singh and Gurjant Singh.

Kabaddi (Punjab style): CoE scheme b CTS scheme; kabaddi (national style): CTS scheme b CoE scheme; football: CTS scheme b CoE scheme.



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