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.

Source: The Hindu Business Line (link opens in a new window)

Health Care
public-private partnerships, vaccines