In a bizarre incident, as many as 12 infants were given drops of hand sanitiser in place of polio drops.
The children were hospitalized immediately and are under treatment. All the affected kids are between the age groups of one and five.
The incident took place at the Ghatanji Primary Health Centre in Yavatmal district during the pulse polio drive on Sunday.
On Sunday morning, the children in the gram panchayat area were administered polio dose as part of the national polio immunisation drive. Out of those 12 kids were given drops of hand sanitiser in place of polio drops.
The infants who consumed hand sanitiser started exhibiting vomiting and uneasiness late at night after which they were hospitalized. Based on the last information received from Yavatmal, the condition of the children is said to be stable.