12 children given hand sanitiser instead of polio drops in Maharashtra


Team Udayavani, Feb 2, 2021, 11:59 AM IST

Yavatmal:  Twelve children were administered hand sanitiser drops instead of oral polio vaccine drops in a village in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra.

The incident was reported on Sunday at a primary healthcare centre in a village when the National Pulse Polio vaccination drive for children between 1-5 years of age began

The affected children, all aged below five, were admitted to a government hospital, where their condition is stated to be stable, said Yavatmal Zilla Parishad CEO Shrikrishna Panchal. He added that three healthcare workers will be suspended.

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