Mumbai, Feb 02: In a shocking incident, 12 children were give sanitiser instead of polio drops in Maharashtra.
News agency ANI, while quoting Yavatmal District Council Chief Executive Officer Shrikrishna Panchal said, ” 12 children, under five years of age, were given hand sanitiser drops instead of polio vaccine in Yavatmal. They were admitted to the hospital and are doing fine now. A health worker, doctor, and an ASHA worker will be suspended. An investigation is underway.”
This incident comes after President of India, Ram Nath Kovind launched the National Polio Immunisation Drive for 2021 by administering polio drops to children at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on January 30.
The Union Health Minister said that India has been polio free for a decade, with the last case of wild poliovirus reported on January 13 2011.