GCC gears up for intensive Polio Drop campaign 

Preparations are in full swing across Chennai Corporation as officials gear up for an extensive polio drop campaign slated for March 3. Chaired by Commissioner J. Radhakrishnan, a coordination committee meeting convened at the Ribbon House campus to strategize and oversee the smooth execution of the crucial initiative. Present at the meeting were Additional Commissioner Jayachandra Banu Reddy, Standing Committee Chairperson Shanthakumari, Municipal Health Officer M. Jagatheesan, along with representatives from various organizations.
Commissioner Radhakrishnan underscored the imperative of concerted efforts from government officials, members of the Rotary Association, Anganwadi officers, and dedicated volunteers to ensure the resounding success of the forthcoming campaign. Despite India’s commendable achievement in being declared polio-free, the persistent risk posed by neighboring countries necessitates sustained vigilance and preventive measures.
The upcoming polio drop campaign scheduled for March 3 aims to vaccinate an estimated 6.68 lakh children under the age of 5 across 1,646 centers spread across Chennai. The meticulous planning and coordinated efforts seek to reach every corner of the city, ensuring that no child is left vulnerable to the debilitating effects of poliovirus.