CHENNAI: Southern Railway has announced that it will go for the second round of Pulse Polio Immunisation on February 21. The campaign will have 248 booths in railway colonies, railway stations, railway hospitals and health units, and trains and mobile units covering the zone.
In addition to these, there will be 39 mobile teams on trains to inoculate children. The service will be from 6am to 6pm in all major railway stations and detailed steps have been planned to cover children in slums and among transitory migrants near railway stations.
State and local bodies, St. John's Ambulance brigade, and scouts and guides of Southern Railway have also been roped in for this programme.
The follow-up of skipped cases will be on the campaign's second and third days. Nearly 32,000 children are likely to benefit.