Haryana Health Minister, Anil Vij said that about 23 lakh children between the ages of 0-5 years were covered under the Sub-National Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) round in all the districts of Haryana, on the first day of the three-day campaign.He said that this campaign would continue for another two days by way of House-to-House activity to trace and administer polio drops to the left out children on booth. The children who were administered the pulse polio drops on the first day constituted about 57 per cent of the targeted 40 lakh children to be covered during the three-day campaign.He said that a total of 16,110 booths were setup in the state and these were manned by approximately 67,000 officials of Health Department, Anganwadi Workers, Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) and volunteers, to smoothly carry out this campaign. About 3,300 officers or officials supervised the activity apart from Independent Monitors of NPSP-WHO.

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