January 14, 2021 1:21 pm
The anti-polio drive has been defered to "ensure that Covid management and vaccination services, as well as non-Covid essential health services, proceed in tandem without adversely impacting each other", the health ministry said.
July 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Local officials say parents suspicious of mass immunization campaigns have been getting hold of special markers, used by health workers to put a coloured spot on the little fingers of children who have been vaccinated.
September 22, 2017 4:47 am
Victim Aditya Kumar’s parents, who are residents of Agra and had come to visit a relative, said that the child was rushed to a nearby hospital, but could not be saved.
February 26, 2015 2:33 pm
The WHO had declared that Pakistan is responsible for nearly 80 per cent of polio cases reported globally.
October 17, 2014 2:49 pm
Afghanistan and Nigeria, are the other two countries where polio remains endemic.
March 29, 2014 9:03 pm
The World Health Organisation has warned that Peshawar is the world's 'largest reservoir' of polio.
March 11, 2014 6:24 pm
Travellers from Pakistan will have to carry vaccination certificate, which would be later returned to them along with their visa.
January 26, 2014 7:35 am
It was once thought impossible, but a 35-year-fight has won India its biggest public health success story.
November 14, 2013 1:04 am
October 07, 2013 2:51 pm
It was the latest incident against the govt and UN-backed effort to eradicate polio from Pak.