91,237 children administered polio doses during immunisation program on Sunday

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Panaji: A total of 91,237 children between the age group of 0-5 were administered Polio doses during the Pulse Polio Immunisation Program held on Sunday in Goa.

As per media statement issued by Directorate of Health Services of Goa, the immunisation program was held across 660 polio booth camps in the state.

“Total 91,237 doses were administered to the children which means equal number of children were benefitted with the program,” the official said.

The program was held from 8 am to 5 pm, he said adding that extensive publicity was conducted about the program through various platforms so that maximum children are covered.

He said that the program will be followed by house-to-house survey and coverage activity from March 4-6 during which the doses for the left over children would be administered.

The state government had made elaborate arrangements for the program, he said. The DHS has said that of the 660 booth, 491 were fixed booths, 107 were mobile and 62 were transit.

He said that the target was to cover one lakh and above children in the age group of 0-5 years during the campaign.

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