Port Blair, Feb. 24: The 2nd round of Pulse Polio Immunization Programme was organised in the entire A&N Islands today 24th Feb. 2013. A total of 698 fixed booths and 58 mobile booths were functioned to cover each and every child from 0-5 years old.

Arrangements were also made to cover the children at Bus Terminals, Harbours and in religious places. Besides arrangements were also made to cover children travelling by Inter-Island Vessels as well as at Vir Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.

In A&N Islands 30069 children were administered Polio vaccine on the 1st day, which includes Port Blair area 6435 children and 871 in the defence area. 99.17% has been covered today, which will be followed by two days house to house visit on 25th and 26th Feb. 2013.

Private practitioners and volunteers also actively participated in making the Pulse Polio Immunization a grand success.