140 Indian soldiers to be given cholera vaccination in Haiti
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140 Indian soldiers to be given cholera vaccination in Haiti

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Haiti has been dealing with a cholera outbreak since October 2010, some nine months after it suffered a devastating earthquake. (File Photo)

Nearly 140 Indian soldiers, who are part of UN peace-keeping force in Haiti, will be administered cholera vaccine after the UN reportedly ordered a probe on how they had landed in the Caribbean country without the mandatory vaccination. Haiti has been grappling with a cholera outbreak and the UN has been part of massive effort to contain the disease. The Indian soldiers had landed in Haiti in August last year and reportedly India had certified that they were administered the cholera vaccine.

“The India soldiers will be administered the cholera vaccine tomorrow,” a government source said, adding there was some communication on the issue from the UN.

The source said the cost of vaccination will be deducted from the fund allocated by...

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