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Pulse polio round conducted in Haryana

An intensified round of polio vaccination was today conducted in 13 districts of Haryana in which 18.67 lakh children were administered pulse polio drops.

The Sub-National Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation round of 2008-09 was conducted today in 13 districts of the state, a spokesman of the Health department said here.

The districts in the campaign were Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mewat, Panchkula, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonepat and Yamunanagar.

He said the campaign would continue for another two days.

The spokesman said that on the first day, about 66 per cent of the targeted 28.28 lakh children under five years of age were administered polio drops.

He said 10,595 booths were set-up in 13 districts of the state and these were manned by about 42,000 health officials, volunteers, anganwari workers and health activists.


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