Today : Saturday - Aug 02, 2014, 10:01am (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Nelson Mandela, who is although seriously sick, is the one making decisions about his own fate, his daughter has said.The comments were made by Zindzi in a joint interview with mother, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, with British television ITN.They both were critical of public discussions about whether or not the family should keep the ailing Nobel peace laureate alive, news.com.au reports.

Health & Fitness
 

Pulse Polio campaign Phase 2 on Sunday

Saturday - Apr 14, 2012, 01:32pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Thiruvananthapuram - The second phase of the Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme will be held on Sunday in the district. District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr T Peethambaran said here on Friday that since the year 2000, no polio case has been reported in the State.

There was only one polio case reported in the year 2011 in the country. He said it is likely that the UN would declare India polio-free shortly. But in view of the fact that Kerala is frequented by international tourists and migrant workers, the State stands a chance of contracting the disease again.

The DMO said all children below the age of five have to be administered the polio vaccine to contain the spread of the disease. Those who have already been administered the vaccine also could be given another dose.

On February 19 this year, the vaccine was given to 2,46,994 children. There were 2,004 booths and 4,008 trained volunteers to administer the vaccine.

Railway stations, Ayurvedic homoeo dispensaries and government hospitals will arrange booths. People’s representatives,� officials, media, voluntary organisations, residential associations and social and cultural workers will participate in the� campaign.

The DMO said there has been 99.4-per cent success in the first phase campaign. There are 3,15,320 doses (15,766 vials) of vaccine arranged for the second phase campaign. Twelve district-level supervisors will be engaged for the smooth conduct of the campaign. A control room has been opened at DMO office. This time, there will be 7,046 volunteers for the smooth conduct of the programme. Committees at the block, municipality and grama panchayat-levels have also met to prepare for the campaign.

 





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
Human stem cells engineered to seek out and kill HIV (14th Apr, 2012)
Liver cancer can be caused by excess growth hormone (14th Apr, 2012)
Obese women urged to lose weight before pregnancy (14th Apr, 2012)
Attitude may determine impact of exercise on menopausal women (13th Apr, 2012)
Drinking a glass of red wine could help you stay slim (13th Apr, 2012)
Eating tree nut may help combat metabolic syndrome (13th Apr, 2012)
Cosmetics and plastics can double risk of type-2 diabetes (13th Apr, 2012)
This time, Rongali Bihu to spread AIDS awareness (13th Apr, 2012)
BP drug lowers weight in spite of high fat diet (13th Apr, 2012)
Childhood obesity genes identified (12th Apr, 2012)
Less sleep, disrupted internal 24-hour clock may up diabetes and obesity risk (12th Apr, 2012)
Frolicking on the beach may be hazardous for health (12th Apr, 2012)
Obesity-high blood sugar combo creates pregnancy risks (12th Apr, 2012)
Here come smart insulin pumps for diabetic kids (12th Apr, 2012)
Northeast parties press for repealing army's special powers (12th Apr, 2012)
'Fast-track mode work for 264 backward districts' (12th Apr, 2012)
Botanical formula shows promise to fight prostate cancer (12th Apr, 2012)
Lack of exercise puts women at risk of developing metabolic syndrome (12th Apr, 2012)
Women riding bicycles with low handlebars may suffer sexual dysfunction (11th Apr, 2012)
'No mutation of swine flu virus' (11th Apr, 2012)
Text messages can soothe stressed souls (11th Apr, 2012)
Exercise, eating less fat beat fad diets in weight loss success (11th Apr, 2012)
A 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks can sharpen up your mind (11th Apr, 2012)
India, US to boost health cooperation (11th Apr, 2012)
Delhi prepared for swine flu (11th Apr, 2012)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use