Mumbai: 1,162 children vaccinated against measles during special drive

02 December,2022 08:43 AM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

The Maharashtra health department has also formed a state-level task force headed by Dr Subhash Salunke to tackle rising measles cases

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday said that Mumbai recorded 23 new measles cases and zero fatality.

The BMC also inoculated 1,162 children against the viral infection on the first day of its Outbreak Response Immunisation drive, the civic body said in a release.

The Maharashtra health department has also formed a state-level task force headed by Dr Subhash Salunke to tackle rising measles cases, an official statement said.

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The tally of measles cases reported in Maharashtra between January 1, 2022 and November 30 stood at 754 and death toll stood at 18.

All fatalities this year were from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (12 in Mumbai, three in Bhiwandi city, two in Thane city and one in Vasai-Virar city).

Of 754 cases, 323 were from Mumbai, 70 from Malegaon city, 48 from Bhiwandi city and 44 from Thane city.

(With inputs from PTI)

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