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Officials continue polio immunisation drive

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THANJAVUR, APRIL 8. Not to leave anything to chance, health department officials are continuing the polio immunisation programme in this district.

A. Ganesan, Deputy Director of Health, Thanjavur district, who spotted a nomadic family on the banks of a river at Aladikkumulai near Pattukottai in Thanjavur district, enquired them whether their children were immunised.

They said that the drops were not given to child. Therefore, he administered polio drops to the child.

He also initiated disciplinary action against Suryamurthy, Medical Officer, Adambai Primary Health Centre in Thiruvonam Panchayat Union, for his unauthorised absence when he made a surprise inspection of the PHC on Tuesday.

The DD who reached the PHC at 2-00 p.m. found the PHC locked till 5-00 p.m. Neither the Medical Officer nor the staff including a nurse, drug assistant and two other assistants turned up for duty. Therefore, he initiated disciplinary action against all of them.

He also inspected PHCs at Perumagalur, Papanadu and Azhagiyanayakipuram.

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