Over 2 lakh vials of inactivated polio vaccine have been procured by telangana state for one of the largest such special drives in the world.
Dr Laxma Reddy, Telangana state minister for health and family welfare, met the the World Health Organisation’s South Asia Head Dr Sunil Behl on Thursday morning.
Dr Behl has been touring the city’s areas and observing the enumeration programme which is being carried out by the government currently.
The presence of the vaccine-derived polio virus in the Amberpet nala has got all the global stakeholders in the polio drive to come to Hyderabad and oversee the
procedure. Officials from the central team in New Delhi and those from Centre for Disease Control in the United States would also be in the city to observe and
document the polio drive.
Meanwhile, the enumeration programme of identifying the children and ensuring that their parents get them to the booth for vaccination has already begun.
The vaccination will be conducted at the booth only. In order to spread awareness and to make parents bring children to the centres for vaccination, this massive campaign at the ground level is important and is being seriously pursued