Puducherry, Mar 10 : As many as 91,000 children below the age group of five were administered polio drops on Sunday under the polio immunization programme held by the Puducherry Health Department.
According to official sources, 452 centers (333 in Puducherry, 79 in Karaikal,18 in Mahe and 22 in Yanam regions) were set up to administer the drops. Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayansamy inaugurated the programme at the Manimekhalai School in his Nellithoppe constituency here.
A total of two thousand health employees were engaged in the programme which would be held from 7AM to 3PM. Apart from the regular centers, special centers were organized at places were people gather such as Railway station, Bus Stand etc and centers were set up in all border points to Puducherry.
The health employees will undertake a door to door visit from Monday and the day after to cover the left-out children, the sources said. UNI