Jun 01 2023

Twelve teenager given Sanitiser Instead Of Polio Drops In Maharashtra

Twelve  teenager given Sanitiser Instead Of Polio Drops In Maharashtra

For a situation of immense carelessness, 12 kids were given sanitiser rather than oral polio immunization in a town in Yavatmal region of Maharashtra, around 700 km from state capital Mumbai, an authority said on Monday.

The influenced kids, all under 5 years old, were admitted to an administration medical clinic, where their condition is supposed to be steady, the region official said, adding that three medical services labourers will confront activity for the slip by.

 The occurrence was accounted for on Sunday at an essential medical care place in a town when the National Pulse Polio inoculation drive for youngsters between 1-5 years old started, the authority said.

 Yavatmal Zilla Parishad CEO Shrikrishna Panchal said 12 youngsters under 5 years old were given sanitiser rather than polio drops.

 Along these lines, one of the youngsters grumbled of spewing and disquiet, he said. All the youngsters who were given sanitiser drops were controlled polio drops and admitted to the Government Medical College in Yavatmal, Shrikrishna Panchal said. Their condition is steady and they are under perception. He said according to starter data, three medical care laborers - a specialist, Anganwadi sevika and an ASHA volunteer - were available at the PHC at the hour of the occurrence. "A request is in progress and orders will be given to suspending all the three medical care labourers," Mr Panchal said. In the interim, another authority said the episode became visible when the town sarpanch checked the drops and discovered them to be hand sanitiser and not polio portions. After the occurrence, guardians in the region are under a dread and have requested activity against the people liable for the stunning slip, he said.

 Yavatmal Collector M D Singh visited the emergency clinic and enquired about the state of the youngsters, the authority said. The episode occurred on the Polio National Immunization Day, which is seen on January 31.


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