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Polio drops prove fatal: 3 volunteers held

india Updated: Sep 13, 2006 01:26 IST
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THREE VOLUNTARY workers, who administered polio drops to an infant under the pulse polio campaign, were held captive by local residents here who claimed that the infant died soon after she was given the drops at Mona Nagar area of Jajmau under Chakeri police station today.

On getting the information, the Chakeri police rushed to the spot and took the three accused in their custody.  The enraged residents also put up a road blockade demanding compensation to the affected family and a probe into the matter. The incident took place at 11 this morning.

Residents said that 20-day-old Radha, daughter of Rajkumar and a resident of Mona Nagar area of Jajmau under Chakeri police station was administered polio drops by the health department’s mobile team comprising Anjali, Anju and CK Nishad.  The condition of the infant girl started deteriorating as soon as she swallowed the polio drops and died even before she could be rushed to a nearby hospital, alleged residents.

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