A surprising case has come to light in Yavatmal, Maharashtra. Here, the health workers, taking the limit of negligence to 12 children Hand sanitizer instead of polio drop Gave it a drink The children have been hospitalized after their health deteriorated. The incident took place on Sunday (January 31, 2021).
Sunday at Ghatanji Primary Health Center Pulse polio campaign Was being run. During this time, the incident of giving hand sanitizer to 12 children came to light. After which the families of these children spoke late night of vomiting and health related complaints. Deteriorating health But he was admitted to the hospital. Girum Gedam, Yogashree Gedam, Harsh Meshram, Bhavana Arke, Vedanta Meshram, Radhika Meshram, Prachi Meshram, Mahi Meshram, Tanuj Gedam, Nisha Meshram, Aastha Meshram are admitted to the hospital and are undergoing treatment.
Chief Executive Officer of Yavatmal Zilla Parishad, Shri Krishna Panchal Informed. He informed that the hospitalized children are now fine and three employees associated with the incident – a health worker, a doctor and an Asha worker will be suspended.
Panchal Said that He has received a preliminary inquiry report from the District Health Officer in which he has stated that a community health officer, an ASHA worker and an Anganwadi worker are guilty of negligence. They will be suspended immediately and further action will be taken after investigation.
Yavatmal Collector MD Singh gave PTI-language Told that The incident occurred on Sunday at Bhanbora Primary Health Center in Kapasikopari village, where a national pulse polio vaccination campaign was going on for children between one and five years. The investigation of the incident has been completed. A report will be submitted to the government and appropriate action will be taken at the state level.
The incident came to light when President Ram Nath Kovind launched the National Polio Immunization Drive in 2021 for children below five years at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on January 30.
According to the Health Ministry, there have been no cases of polio in India for the past decade. The last case of polio in India came on 13 January 2011. However, the government is cautious to prevent polio from spreading in the country as the disease is still present in India’s neighboring countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Therefore, a vaccine program is held twice a year to defeat polio.