Over 26 lakh children administered polio drops in Haryana

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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