Heavy snowfall in Lahaul-Spiti fails to stop pulse polio drive

Last Updated: Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 17:56

Keylong (HP): The heavy snowfall in
Himachal Pradesh`s failed to affect the pulse polio drive as a
large number of people went to immunisation centres on Sunday to
get their children immunised.

Reports from the field suggest that the success rate
of today`s pulse polio programme is almost 90 per cent in the
district despite hostile weather conditions, Chief Medical
Officer (CMO) Shamsher Singh said.

Braving snowfall since last night, women reached at
the booths set up for the drive with their children, he said,
adding 81 booths set up in the district for administering
polio drops.

Tashi Palmo, a staff at Bhotti school booth said a
total of 23 children from nearby villages under the targeted
group arrived for the vaccine.

The CMO said teams of volunteers would take a round of
the district for next two days to administer vaccines to the
left out children.

Due to continuous snowfall since last night, over two
feet snow has been deposited in the region.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 17:56

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