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Maharashtra: 12 children administered sanitiser drops instead of polio vaccine Maharashtra
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Maharashtra: 12 children administered sanitiser drops instead of polio vaccine

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Feb 2021, 11:31 am

Mumbai/IBNS: In a bizarre incident, 12 children below the age of five were administered sanitiser drops instead of polio vaccine in Maharashtra's Yavatmal on Monday, media reports said.

An official of Yavatmal District Council said the children are now doing fine.

Three officials including a health worker, doctor, ASHA worker will be suspended in connection with the incident, the official said.

The incident occurred after President Ram Nath Kovind launched the National Polio Immunisation Drive for 2021 on Jan 30.

Kovind launched the drive by administering polio drops to children at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.