82,872 children to be given polio drops in Udupi-DC


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The Department of Health and Family Welfare will set up 670 booths across Udupi district.

The Department of Health and Family Welfare has taken up the first round of campaign to administer oral pulse polio drops to 82,872 children up to the age of five in Udupi district on Sunday (21st Jan).

 


Addressing presspersons here on last Saturday, Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis told that of the 82,872 children, 38,728 were in Udupi taluk, 29,965 in Kundapur taluk, and 14,179 in Karkala taluk.

The department has set up 670 booths across the district. Of this, 89 was in urban areas, while 581 in rural areas.

The Accredited Social Health Activists, anganwadi workers, junior health assistants, and members of voluntary organisations has worked as volunteers.

As many as 41 transit booths will be set up in remote areas of the district. “All parents should bring their children to the booths to administer pulse polio drops,” Ms. Francis said.

The second round of the campaign will be taken up on March 11, Ms. Francis said.

Udupi municipality councillor Shri. Chandrakanth Nayak at polio drop distribution centre in Santhekatte, puttur (Kallianpur) UDUPI on 21st Jan, 2018.

 

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