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Dr. Aswathy S., Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine, submitted a survey report, on immunisation in Kochi and Kanayannur taluks, to the Deputy District Medical Officer. The report comprises of almost half the population of the district, it has been found that while the immunisation coverage of children in the 12-23 months age group was about 89%, the total immunisation coverage of children of 5-6 years was found to be 72%, leaving 28% children partially immunised. This finding looks important in the wake of the increased reporting of diphtheria cases in the district in the middle of the year. There were three suspected diphtheria deaths and 38 suspected cases in the district during the year.