Special centres were also set up in 55 places with floating population such as Srirangam, bus stands, and Tiruchi airport.
Pulse polio drops were administered at a brisk pace to children up to five years across the central region on Sunday. The drive, supposed to be held on January 17, was postponed to January 31 due to the COVIC vaccine roll-out.
In Tiruchi, Tourism Minister Vellamandi N. Natarajan and Minister for Backward Classes and Minority Welfare S. Valarmathi inaugurated the immunisation drive at Periyamilaguparai Primary Healthcare Centre. A total of 1,279 centres in the rural parts of the district, 247 within city limits, 20 at Thuraiyur and 23 at Manapparai were set up with a target to cover 2.62 lakh children.
Special centres were also set up in 55 places with floating population such as Srirangam, bus stands, and Tiruchi airport. Meanwhile, 69 mobile teams were also drafted for the purpose. “Even if children have been vaccinated earlier, they must be be given the…