72,747 administered polio drops on Day 1

72,747 administered polio drops on Day 1

A child gets polio vaccine drops in Ludhiana. Himanshu Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 26

Civil Surgeon Kiran Ahluwalia today launched a five-day sub-national Pulse Polio drive at the Civil Hospital. The drive would continue till September 30 wherein 3,56,918 children would be administered drops in the district.

According to the Health Department, medical teams visited 1,90,065 houses and administered polio drops to 72,747 children on Day 1 of the drive. A total of 8,60,274 houses are to be visited by the teams during the five-day drive.

Dr Ahluwalia said the polio drops would be administered to the children of 0-5 years of age in the city and all high-risk areas by visiting door to door.

The department would lay a special focus on administering the drops to the children of migrants and labourers.

District Immunisation Officer Raj Kumar said, “It is important that polio drops be given to all needy children.”

During these five days, camps would be set up at railway station and bus stand to cover a maximum of beneficiaries.

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