Maharashtra Administers Measles-Rubella Vaccine On War Footing: Over 1.8 Crore Children Covered In 10 DaysMaharashtra Kids after being given Measles-Rubella vaccine (@BhalchandraNar2/Twitter)

Maharashtra government on Saturday (8 November) said that in last 10 days more than 1.8 crore children between the age of nine months and 15 years had been given the Measles-Rubella or MR vaccine, NDTV has reported.

The MR vaccination drive, which started on 27 November in the state will go for six weeks. It aims to cover 3.38 crore children by 31 December.

According to the report, Health Minister of Maharashtra, Deepak Sawant on Saturday (8 November) told that the vaccination drive has achieved 35 per cent of its target. Under which the MR vaccines are being provided free of cost at government hospitals and dispensaries.

Sawant added that the drive had been implemented successfully in 96,000 schools in the state.

Bhandara district had completed 60 per cent of its target in the drive, the highest in the state so far, he informed.

The districts that also performed well included Sindhudurg, Gadchiroli, Kolhapur and Yavatmal. Dhule and Navi Mumbai, the minister said.

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