Around 65 per cent administered polio drops in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Nov 4 (UNI) Sixty five per cent of the children between the age of 0 to 5 years have been administered polio drops on the first day of the 3-day pulse polio immunisation campaign, which began in the high risk areas of nine districts of Haryana today to interrupt polio virus transmission. .

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana Health Department said that these districts included Ambala, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Mewat, Sonepat and Yamunanagar. He said that today on the first day of the campaign, the polio drops were administered at the booths set up in the districts mentioned above and the campaign would continue for two more days when the teams would go from house-to-house to administer polio vaccine to the leftout children.

He said that 7100 booths were set up in these districts which were manned by about 28,400 health officials, volunteers,anganwari workers and accredited social health activists. About 1400 officers and officials supervised the campaign today.

He said that about 19 lakh children between the age of 0-5 years would be covered under this campaign. He said that special attention was being paid to the children living in slums, isolated hutments, brick-kilns and migratory population.

UNI

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