Mangaluru: "Though India has been declared as a polio-free country, we should be very careful about polio. Parents should not miss immunising their child, who are below the age of five", informed Dakshina Kannada district in-charge Minister U T Khader on Sunday, March 10.
He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating a district-level pulse polio drive at Lady Goschen Hospital. Khader said DK district was declared a Polio free district in 1999. Our state Karnataka too has been declared Polio free state in 2007. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced India as a Polio free country on March 27, 2014. However, we should not ignore pulse polio drive", he said.
"DK district has targetted 1,49,562 children up to 5 years of age. Parents should immunise their child with polio drops as it is very important for children", he added.
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil, District Health Officer (DHO) Ramakrishna Rao among others were present.
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