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PTI Mumbai
Updated: 08-12-2018 19:30 IST

The Maharashtra government

Saturday said 1.8 crore children between the ages of nine

months and 15 years had been administered the Measles-Rubella

(MR) vaccine in the last 10 days.

A six-week long MR vaccination drive started in the

state on November 27 and it aims to cover 3.38 crore children

by December 31.

Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant Saturday

said the drive, under which MR vaccines are being given free

of cost at government hospitals and dispensaries, had achieved

35 per cent of its target.

He said the drive had been implemented successfully in

96,000 schools in the state.

He informed that Bhandara district had completed 60

per cent of its target, the highest in the state so far.

Districts like Sindhudurg, Gadchiroli, Kolhapur and

Yavatmal had also done well, he said, while Navi Mumbai,

Vasai-Virar and Dhule had achieved about 40 per cent of the


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