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Around 3.95 lakh children under the age of 5 will receive the polio vaccination on Sunday as part of the second installment of the polio vaccination drive for the year.

Published: 22nd February 2014 10:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2014 10:56 AM   |  A+A-

Around 3.95 lakh children under the age of 5 will receive the polio vaccination on Sunday as part of the second installment of the polio vaccination drive for the year.

Deputy director of Health Services Dr Poonkodi said the administration has planned to organise 2,044 camps across the district on Sunday. Special camps would be held at the three toll plazas on the national highways. While 54 camps would cover children travelling by bus and train, 13 additional camps would be conducted in remote areas this year.

Children of construction workers, temporarily staying in the district, migration workers of national highways, vendors from other States/districts and Lankan refugees in camps would also be covered through special camps.

Government employees attached to public health, education, social welfare and revenue in addition to NGOs, self-help groups that total around 9,157 and 305 supervisors would be involved in the drive.

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