Over 6 Lakh Children In Himachal Given Polio Drops

Shimla: Over sixty lakh children were administered polio drops under the 14th Pulse Polio campaign that was launched on Sunday morning by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, a government spokesman stated.

The number of children in the 0-5 age group administered the drops is higher by 7.16 percent than those who were given the oral vaccine on 10th February, 2008.

Where as 5,63,729 children in the 0-5 age group were administered the drops in February, but in this round 6,04,069 children stand covered, a department spokesman stated.

The state was declared a polio free state in 2005 but it resurfaced in 2006 as once case was reported from Kullu district. No recurrence has been reported in since then.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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