1,417 babies born in the relief camps in Bihar

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Patna, Oct 21 (UNI) In all, 1417 babies were born in the flood relief camps of Kosi region in north Bihar.

Sources at the states Health department said here today that about 1,417 babies were born in the camps till October 15. Among the them 744 were boys and 673 girls.

The sources further said the administration had made arrangements for better medical check ups and safe deliveries in the camps.

Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had announced to provide financial help to the parents of the babies. Those who were blessed with baby boys would get Rs 10,000 while those who gave birth to the girls would get Rs 11,000 each.

The sources further mentioned that 807 kids were administered polio vaccines and 89 were given DPT.

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