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Launching the immunisation programme at a function on the premises of the Mother Teresa Institute of Health Sciences here, organised by the Department of Health, Mr. Valsaraj said that during a recent meeting in Delhi recently, he had persuaded the Union Health Minister that Pondicherry should also be included in the districts for immunisation of children against the disease.
The inclusion of Pondicherry under the pilot project was indicative of the Union Health Ministry's recognition of provision of good health care services in the Union Territory, he said.
Health cards would be distributed soon to all the residents in the Pondicherry and Karaikal regions. Patients coming to hospitals with these cards would be attended to on a priority basis and separate booths would be formed for them. The cards would carry identification number and photo of the person.
The new Director of Health and Family Welfare Services, G. Subramanyam Reddy, welcoming the gathering, said the immunisation would guard the children against the possible infection by the virus causing liver problem.
S.P. Sivakumar, MLA, and V.B. Keerthiseelan, Deputy Director (Immunisation), spoke.
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