A new dawn: India to be certified polio-free this year
Thursday, January 2, 2014
The last case of polio was reported from West Bengal in January 2011.
A WHO-appointed independent body is evaluating the ground situation and an announcement is expected possibly in February-March, says Ashok Mahajan, who heads Rotary’s Ulema Committee.
The committee played a key role in getting a handle on polio in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and parts of Malegaon (Maharasthra), where there was resistance against polio-vaccination in some minority pockets. The fear was that polio-vaccination would affect the child’s health.
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