-  Thursday 02 July 2020

Polio dose administered

KATHMANDU: The Child Health Division (CHD) under the Ministry of Health and Population today administered oral polio vaccines (OPVs) to the children under five years of age in 15 high-risk districts in the first day of its Sub-Intensified National Immunisation days (S-NIDs).
Dr Sun Lal Thapa, programme manager, Integrated Management on Childhood Illness (IMCI), CHD, said the S-NIDs were being held after three new cases of polio virus were detected in the Terai districts of Sarlahi and Rautahat.
The S-NIDs will continue till tomorrow. Dr Thapa said that OPVs will be administered to over 1.8 million children of the high-risk districts in the eastern, central and far-western development regions, namely Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Udayapur, Bara, Chitwan, Dhanusha, Parsa, Rauthat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Kailali and Kanchanpur.


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