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Migrant labourers' kids to be immunised on Sept 15

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Hamirpur, September 10, 2013
First Published: 18:27 IST(10/9/2013) | Last Updated: 18:29 IST(10/9/2013)

Children of migrant labour, who were not able to get anti-polio vaccines in the first and second phases of the programme, would be once again immunised on September 15.

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As many as 1,107 children fall under this category in all parts of the district, said additional deputy commissioner of Hamirpur Himanshu Shekhar Chaudhry.

Presiding over a meeting of the department of health and family welfare here on Tuesday, Chaudhary said 26 teams had been constituted for the purpose and they would give anti-polio vaccines to children falling in the age groups of zero to five.

He said the first two phases of the programme were highly successful. Chief medical officer Dr MS Katwal said in order to immunise all children, the departmental teams would start performing their duties early in the morning as migrants leave for their jobs in early morning hours.


 


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