Type of polio virus found in T’gana to be eliminated: Reddy

  • PTI, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Jun 17, 2016 00:04 IST
A health worker administers polio drops to a kid at Bhopal railway station, in Bhopal. (Mujeeb Faruqui/ HT File Photo)

Telangana government is determined to eradicate a particular type of polio virus that has surfaced in Hyderabad, state health minister C Laxma Reddy said on Thursday.

Reddy held a meeting with an expert on polio and other viruses, who met him, a state government release said.

Expressing the government’s determination to eliminate the virus, Reddy said, as per WHO protocols, the IPV (inactivable polio vaccination) would be given by special teams in 12 sectors here during June 20-26.

The state government has made all arrangements for administering the vaccine, he said.

The government has successfully prevented the spread of diseases like swine flu and dengue earlier, he added.

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