Massive Pulse Polio drive in city

To prevent and eradicate the dreaded disease Polio, the Pulse Polio campaign in Mysore District began today at 9 am in 1580 centres. Out of them 300 centres are in Mysore city and the other 1280 are located at several places in the rural areas of the district. Deputy Commissioner N.S. Channappagowda inaugurated the campaign by administering Polio drops to a baby at the Primary Health Centre at Kyathamarahanahalli.

District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr. Raju, Taluk Health Officer Dr. Prasad, ZP President Latha Siddashetty, CEO M.K. Kempegowda, ZP Health Standing Committee President Gowramma Somashekar, Joint Director of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Usha Vashankar were present.
Speaking to Star of Mysore, Dr. Raju said that today's campaign plans to immunise 30,5,005 children in the district and 7,470 members from nursing colleges, Anganawadi centres and other departments and volunteers from NGOs are engaged in the programme.

Polio centre are opened at all the schools, Government Colleges, anganawadi centres, Health Centres and hospitals with five volunteers at each centre. Apart from these 24 Traffic Groups, each with two volunteers are stationed at bus stands, Railway Station and junctions. In all, 11 mobile Polio units are morning around the district to administer the drops to children wherever available.

A centre has been opened at RBI Colony for the first time and at Infosys campus, where a large number of construction workers' with their families live, said Dr. Raju