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1.8 cr Maha children given Measles-Rubella vaccine in 10 days

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The government Saturday said 1.8 crore children between the ages of nine months and 15 years had been administered the Measles- (MR) in the last 10 days.

A six-week long MR drive started in the state on November 27 and it aims to cover 3.38 crore children by December 31.

Minister Saturday said the drive, under which MR are being given free of cost at government hospitals and dispensaries, had achieved 35 per cent of its target.

He said the drive had been implemented successfully in 96,000 schools in the state.

He informed that district had completed 60 per cent of its target, the highest in the state so far.

Districts like Sindhudurg, Gadchiroli, Kolhapur and Yavatmal had also done well, he said, while Navi Mumbai, Vasai-Virar and Dhule had achieved about 40 per cent of the target.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 19:36 IST