Over 8 lakh given polio drops in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Sep 7 (UNI) As many as 8.50 lakh children below the age of five years were administered polio drops in Haryana during the first day of the 2nd Mop-up Immunisation Campaign for polio eradication undertaken today in the districts of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Mewat and Rewari.

Disclosing this here today, Health Minister Kartar Devi said that about 14.30 lakh children would be covered in this three day campaign. The campaign would continue for two more days by way of house-to-house activity by specially constituted teams of the Health Department which would administer polio drops to left out children below five years of age.

The Minister said that as many as 5450 booths were set up in these districts which were manned by 22000 health officials, volunteers and anganwari workers. About 1100 officers and officials supervised the Pulse Polio activity apart from nodal officer from the State Headquarters and Monitors of PGIMS, Rohtak.

Special attention would be paid to high risk areas by deputing senior state level officers who in the next two days would visit such areas like slums, isolated hutments, brick kilns, floating / migrating population and construction sites and would ensure that no child is left uncovered in these areas, she added.

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