Adilabad: Formally launching the second phase of Pulse Polio Programme at a government school in Mavala village in Adilabad rural mandal on Sunday. Forest and Environment Minister Jogu Ramanna advised parents to ensure that children below 5 years of age are administered polio drops.
In Adilabad town, municipal chairperson R Maneesha, Joint Collector K Krishna Reddy and District Health and Medical Officer Dr B Rajiv Raj administered the polio drops in Khurshidnagar. Officials concerned said that over 90 per cent of the target was achieved on Sunday. The remaining children would be covered in special drives to be held on Monday and Tuesday.
A total of 74,735 kids were identified for the second phase of the programme. As many as 839 booths were created for carrying out the drive. Among them 80 were arranged in the urban areas, 316 in rural pockets and 443 in tribal habitations. A sum of 76,082 children aged below five years were administered the drops during the first phase of the programme.