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Pulse Polio campaign covers over 65 lakh children in TN 1.5.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
As many as 67.26 lakh children were covered under the second round of the pulse polio campaign conducted throughout the State on Sunday. In Greater Chennai Corporation, 93.75% of children were covered...
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Noida school uses Zumba to spread autism awareness 1.5.2017 DNA: Top News
Loving and accepting them as they are can go a long way in making their lives comfortable and happy — this was the underlying message of an Autism Awareness event organised by Team Rush at Pathways School, in Noida, on Sunday. Attended by parents of autistic children, the event saw Zumba experts perform to spread the message. Nearly 100 people, including doctors, participated in the event, shared their experiences about dealing with autistic children and dispelled myths surrounding them. Nivedita Jain, who has a four-year-old autistic son said, "Till he was three, he did not utter a single word. It was only when he turned four that we discovered he is autistic. But he is just like any other normal child. The only difference is that such children have stunted social development skills, which makes it difficult for them to communicate what is going on in their minds." She added that she feels blessed to have him as her son because "God must have felt that I have the capability to bring up such a child." Dr ...
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Sweet spot for spot fines 1.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
The Traffic wing of the Tiruchi city police has been strictly enforcing the rule on the use of helmets at select places in the city. About 10 places have been identified where the police personnel imp...
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Mobile units for Pulse Polio campaign 1.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
A total of 70 mobile units were set up in the district for administering polio drops to children in the age group of 0 to 5 years, said Vellamandi N. Natarajan, Minister for Tourism.Speaking after ina...
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2.91 lakh children get polio vaccine 1.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
A total of 2,91,516 children under the age of five were administered polio vaccine in Madurai district on Sunday as part of the second phase of the intensified Pulse Polio immunisation programme.Healt...
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96.8 % coverage in Coimbatore district under immunisation drive 1.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
The second phase of the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation drive held on Sunday achieved 96.8 % coverage in Coimbatore district with 3,13,967 children in the 0-5 years age group being administered t...
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Despite RTE clause, disabled children still get a rough deal 1.5.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Polio case numbers drop in Pak., Afghanistan 1.5.2017 Hindu: News
Experts report improvement in the 2 countries, express concern over vaccine-derived cases in Nigeria
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Suj/Pulse Polio campaign covers over 65 lakh children/ 1.5.2017 Hindu: News
As many as 67.26 lakh children were covered under the second round of the pulse polio campaign conducted throughout the State on Sunday. In Greater Chennai Corporation, 93.75% of children were covered...
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Baby dies after being given polio drops 1.5.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Parents blame vaccination; doctors say death was caused by other factors
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Second phase of polio immunisation drive on 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
The second phase of intensive Pulse Polio immunisation began in Puducherry on Sunday. The Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, administered drops to children in the 0-5 age group.A total ...
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Polio: 85.77% of kids in state immunised 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A total of 62,94,465 children were administered polio drops on Sunday covering 85.77% of children below five years across the state who ought to be immunised.

Sunday was the first day of the second round of this year's pulse polio campaign. On the first day, children were immunised at designated booths across the state. This will be followed by a three-day house visit in the urban areas and two days in the rural areas.

Minimum compliance was reported from the BBMP limits with just 65.05% children being immunised on day one, as per statistics available with the Department of Health and Family Welfare. At 96.15, Ballari district reported the highest percentage of children covered.
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Infant dies after taking polio drops 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - State
An 18-month-old baby boy died in Anekannambadi village near Hallimysuru on Sunday shortly after being administered polio drops.

Health Department officials, however, insisted that the death was not caused by polio immunisation.

The child developed complications and died minutes after being given polio drops as part of the nationwide campaign.

Taluk Health Officer Dr Rajesh, who visited the village, said 145 children were administered polio drops at Anekannambadi and all of them were fine. "Polio immunisation is not responsible for the child's death," he claimed.

Paediatrician Dr Prashanth and Deputy Superintendent of Police KArun, too, visited the village.
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Tiruvannamalai meets Pulse Polio target 30.4.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Cheyyar Health Unit Division achieves 99% of the coverage; 3.51 lakh children covered in Vellore
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Second phase of polio immunisation programme launched in Pondy 30.4.2017 DNA: Health
Lt Governor Kiran Bedi administered polio drops to children at a Primary Health Care (PHC) centre in Thavakakuppam village near here, while Chief Minister V Narayanasamy launched the campaign at a health centre in Nellithope Assembly constituency.
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Pulse Polio vaccination in 43,000 booths today 30.4.2017 TOI: Chennai
As part of the second round of the nationwide intensified pulse polio immunisation (IPPI) campaign slated for April 30, the state government has put up 43,051 booths in all PHCs, government hospitals, Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) centres, noon meal centres and schools among other major places.
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Winners already, women achievers 29.4.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Second round of polio immunisation drive across state today 29.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The second round of polio immunisation will take place from April 30 (Sunday) across the state. As many as 32,617 booths have been set up to immunise children of up to five years of age. The first round of Pulse Polio National Immunisation took place from April 2 with a target of around 73.39 lakh. Total coverage after house-to-house activity was 74.23 lakh. According to a senior official with the department of health and family welfare, the increase in numbers is because of the presence of children from neighbouring states during the drive within Karnataka besides vaccinations on those travelling by trains. While the first round would provide immunisation against the disease, the second round of immunisation would act as a booster dose. Hence, all children who were vaccinated in the first round would be immunised again. A total of 51,732 teams comprising 1.03 lakh vaccinators would be part of the drive. In urban areas, the first day would see vaccination at designated centres or booths. This would be ...
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Man gets 10 years for repeated sexual abuse of disabled teen 29.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
A special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act court on Saturday convicted a 53-year-old man and sentenced him to ten years’ imprisonment for repeatedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old mentally-challenged boy in his neighbourhood in 2013. The accused was found guilty for the serious charge of aggravated penetrative sexual assault, for which the minimum punishment is ten years’ imprisonment.
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Second round of Pulse Polio today 29.4.2017 Hindu: News
43,051 booths have been set up
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