Over 26 lakh children administered polio drops in Haryana
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 19:25
  
Chandigarh: Over 26 lakh children between the age of 0-5 years were on Sunday covered under second National Immunization round of Pulse Polio 2010-11 in all the districts of Haryana.

The children were administered polio drops at booths on the first day of the three-day campaign, an official release said here.

The campaign will continue for another two days by way of house-to-house activity to trace and administer polio drops to the left out children.

In order to smoothly carry out this campaign, 16,474 booths were set up in the state and these were manned by approximately 66,000 health officials, volunteers, Anganwari workers and Accredited Social Health Activists.

More than 40 lakh children are to be covered during this campaign. During this round, special attention has been paid to high risk areas like slums, isolated hutments, brick kilns, floating and migrating population and construction sites so that no child is left uncovered in these areas, the release said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 19:25


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