Assam: Infant dead, another critical after pulse polio dose

Diphu (Assam): An infant died and his twin brother fell seriously ill after allegedly being administered a dose of polio vaccine in Assam's Karbi Anglong district.

An inquiry has been ordered into the death by the district administration, officials said here today.

The father of the one-and-a-half-month old twins said that the children were administered pulse polio drops yesterday and they fell ill last evening.

One has died and another is battling for life at Diphu Civil Hospital, he said. Karbi Anglong Deputy Commissioner Mukul Gogoi said that he has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of the infant.

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