First dose of anti-rabbies vaccine free to APL

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Mumbai, Jul 21 (UNI) Maharashtra Health Minister Vimal Mundada today said the government had decided to give the first dose of anti-rabbies vaccine free of cost to people above the poverty line (APL).

Making a statement on a calling attention notice given by Raju Timande (NCP) in the legislative assembly, she said this decision was taken by the government following the reported three lakh dog bite cases in the state last year.

The government would give the first dose of the vaccine free of cost to people above the poverty line. Subsequently, it will charge only Rs 50 for the remaining five doses. It will, however, give all the six doses free of cost to below poverty line (BPL) people, she added.

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