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40,000 kids get anti-polio vaccine in Hamirpur

Nearly 40,000 children - from zero to five years - were immunised against polio in the district on Sunday as part of the second leg of the pulse polio programme.

punjab Updated: Feb 23, 2014 19:40 IST
HT Correspondent

Nearly 40,000 children - from zero to five years - were immunised against polio in the district on Sunday as part of the second leg of the pulse polio programme.


Chief parliamentary secretary ID Lakhanpal immunised a child at Chouri village and declared the progrmame open in the district.

A large number of parents brought their children to the booths where children were immunised by the staff of the department of health and family welfare.

Chief medical officer PR Katwal claimed that the programme was a grand success and 282 booths were set up for the purpose. He said the department had deployed 1,130 vaccinators and 56 supervisors, besides eight transit and 20 mobile teams had also been set up for the programme.

He added that the teams also visited the houses and 'bastis' of the migrants and immunised children living there.