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18 lakh children administered polio drops in pulse polio drive

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New Delhi, Sep 10 (UNI) About 18 lakh children in the 0-5 age group were today administered polio drops as part of the 64th round of Pulse Polio Campaign in the capital.

Around 30,000 workers and employees of the Health Department administered the polio drops to children in as many as 7,500 booths in various parts of Delhi.

The stalls were stationed at Railway Stations, ISBTs, public places including Appu Ghar, major temples, Metro Stations, Millennium Park, Zoo and outlets of Mc Donalds.

State Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit launched the 64th round of Pulse Polio Campaign in Delhi yesterday when she administered anti-polio drops to children at a function at her residence.

A door-to-door weeklong survey would also be conducted under search and immunization phase of the campaign.

Around 17,000 workers in 8600 teams would visit different colonies including Slum and JJ Clusters to search for left over cases and administer polio drops to those children.

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