IMPHAL, Feb 19: As in other parts of the country, polio was administered at various parts of the state today.
The central security forces also provided assistance to various civil departments in administering pulse polio in the state today.
According to a PIB release 5/9 Gorkha Rifles under the aegis of Red Shied Division assisted the state health department to carry out pulse polio immunisation in Gothal, Kwakta and Saiton villages.
Further according to the statement approximately 250 children were given the polio drops.
In Ningthoukhong area 6/8 Gorkha Rifles under the aegis of Red Shield Division and local PHC, jointly organised a Pulse Polio
camp where around 145 children from were administered with polio drops.
The statement has stated that this is the first such jointly organised camp by Army and civil authorities in the area.
Meanwhile, in Maram 5 Assam Rifles also organised the Pulse polio immunisation drive, the statement added.
The pulse polio program was organised by SMO 5 AR deputy comdt T NK Ching who was assisted by Nb/Sub P K Choudhary of the Battalion alongwith a team of nursing assistants.
The statement has also added that the vaccination drive had commenced from 6:30 am and continued till 3pm in the evening during which a total of 449 children were administered with the polio drops.
Meanwhile, the commandant 69 BN CRPF in a press statement has informed that his battalion had also organized a pulse polio immunization programme at Mantripukhri during which hundreds of children below 5 years of age were administered polio drops.
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