Maharashtra state Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant said, “The WHO is cooperating with India for polio survey as per international quality parameters. Sewage water samples from 45 places in different states including Maharashtra were collected.
Anti-polio teams will visit schools, bus stands and railway stations, Afghan refugees camps and other public places and also will go door-to-door to give anti-polio drops to the children, said the health department.
India is all set to introduce injectable polio vaccine (IPV) in its universal immunisation programme (UIP) in a phased manner from November. This will be over and above the oral vaccine. From April, 2016 the trivalent polio vaccine that is currently administered will be replaced by the bivalent variety to reduce incidence of vaccine-derived polio […]