Over 64 lakh kids administered polio drops in state

Published: 25th February 2013 09:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2013 09:43 AM   |  A+A-

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As many as 64.46 lakh children in the state were administered polio drops in the second phase of the Pulse polio drive on Sunday.

The success rate of the drive on Day 1 was 86.75 per cent.

Speaking to Express, Dr B V Karur, project director, Department of Health and Family Welfare, said, “The response has been good. The highest coverage was at Mandya where the success rate is 96.1 per cent and Yadgir recorded the lowest success rate with 75.3 per cent of the kids being administered with the polio drops.” He added that the campaign would continue for two more days and the department aimed to achieve 100 per cent success rate.

The Department of Health and Family Welfare, the Department of Women and Child Welfare and the Education Department, along with  over 1 lakh staff and volunteers across the state are part of the drive.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has also roped in health and education staff to immunise 5,36, 673 children under its limits.

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