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64,000 get immunised to polio on Day 4

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, June 19, 2013
First Published: 19:30 IST(19/6/2013) | Last Updated: 19:31 IST(19/6/2013)

Polio vaccines were administered to 64,047 children on Day 4 of the polio immunisation drive in the district on Wednesday.

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The health department teams visited 1,44,131 houses in the district and children up to five years were administered polio drops.

According to the civil surgeon's office, a total of 1,587 teams were deployed for administering polio drops to children in the district. The drive will conclude on Thursday.

A total of 2,95,794 children have been vaccinated in four days during the drive. Dr Sanjeev Hans, district immunisation officer, said the teams had to administer polio drops to 3.85 lakh children during the drive.

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