Monday, January 24, 2011

Few areas ‘left out’ of pulse polio drive

A few areas in Uttarahalli were 'left out' during the annual National Pulse Polio programme on Sunday.

According to an official of the Health Department the areas near Bhuvaneshwarinagar with an estimated 300 children escaped the notice of the authorities due to reorganisation of wards. The authorities said that the immunisation drive will be carried out during the door-to-door survey which began on Monday. The locality was covered last year.

The BBMP sources said the achievement of the vaccination programme was reckoned not on the basis of wards, but on the areas covered. There was a conflict of jurisdiction between the Palike and the Health Department, an official admitted.

Commissioner Siddaiah said that the Palike will repeat its performance of achieving 99 percent coverage this year too. 


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