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22.53 lakh children administered polio drops in Haryana

punjab Updated: Feb 24, 2014 13:44 IST
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About 22.53 lakh children below the age of five were administered polio drops as a part of the second round of the Pulse Polio immunisation drive in all districts of Haryana. The vaccine was administered to the children yesterday at the booths specially set up for the purpose.

54% of the targeted children have been covered on the first day of the 3-day campaign, a Haryana health department spokesman said here on Monday.

He said that about 40 lakh children would be covered during this campaign in the state.

The drive will continue for another two days when the teams would go from door-to-door to administer vaccine to children who could not come to the booths yesterday.

In order to smoothly carry out this campaign, a total of 16,669 booths were setup in the state. About 66,000 health officials, volunteers, anganwadri workers and accredited social health activists workers participated in it.

About 3,300 officers and officials supervised the activity apart from independent monitors of PGIMS, Rohtak and National Polio Surveillance Project (NPSP) of World Health Organisation.