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- Khan thanked the BMGF for its continued support in Pakistan’s fight against polio.
Published on Oct 06, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- Wild poliovirus currently impacts only two countries in the world-Afghanistan and Pakistan
Published on Jun 24, 2021 04:15 PM IST
hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The anti-polio drive, which was launched in April, was suspended last week after the country's National Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for polio directed all provinces to halt the drive.
Published on Jun 17, 2021 08:21 PM IST
- After being administered sanitiser drops, the children started vomiting and showed symptoms of uneasiness
Updated on Feb 02, 2021 10:42 AM IST
Vaccinations were conducted at close to 700,000 booths which were staffed with around 1.2 million vaccinators and 180,000 supervisors across the country.
Published on Feb 01, 2021 06:43 AM IST
HT Correspondent, New Delhi
India achieved the status of a polio-free country a decade ago; the last case was detected in Howrah in January 13, 2011. The health ministry said that pulse polio immunization will be taken up on January 31, February 1 and 2.
Updated on Jan 31, 2021 07:27 AM IST
As the vaccination drive is being held amid Covid-19 pandemic, senior citizens are advised not to take children to the immunisation camps.
Updated on Jan 30, 2021 08:07 AM IST
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan had said on January 8 that polio immunisation will be carried out on January 17, a day after the Covid vaccine rollout.
Published on Jan 13, 2021 11:52 AM IST
On January 8, Union Minister Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had announced a three-day national immunisation drive for polio from January 17 onwards, but the Ministry has postponed it in view of the Covid-19 vaccination drive.
Published on Jan 10, 2021 08:17 PM IST
The universal immunisation programme comes under the health ministry, and covers 25 million children every year, vaccinating them against a range of diseases including measles, polio, and tuberculosis.
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 03:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
The WHO had declared India polio-free in 2014 following a sustained aggressive programme of administering polio vaccine to newborns across the country by the Central government.
Published on Nov 04, 2020 11:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | Debashish Sarkar
Most of the potential Covid-19 vaccines will have to be given in two doses to offer protection against infection or reduction in disease severity, which would mean that 400-500 million jabs of the vaccine will have to be given within six months. Is this possible?
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 01:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Sanchita Sharma
New research suggests that testing sewage with traces of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, could indicate the spread of the disease in a population.
Updated on Apr 23, 2020 02:58 AM IST
Hindustan times, Gurugram |Prayag Arora-Desai
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the WHO have initiated a systematic engagement of WHO’s national polio surveillance network and other field staff, for Covid-19 response, WHO said in a statement.
Published on Apr 16, 2020 09:32 AM IST
Geneva |Asian News International
Students from various colleges in the western suburbs helped the civic body staff administer polio vaccine doses to children below the age of five.
Updated on Jun 17, 2019 02:49 AM IST
Mumbai |HT Correspondent
India’s success in eradicating polio has provided technical guidance for eradication efforts in the world’s three remaining endemic countries – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 10:41 AM IST
As the vaccine is part of the government’s universal immunisation programme, the ministry has issued directions for the immediate withdrawal of this particular manufacturer’s vaccine.
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 07:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad/New Delhi |Peeyush Khandelwal and Rhythma Kaul
MIT scientists have developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. The vaccine, which delivers multiple doses in just one injection, could make it easier to immunise children in countries where the disease is still found.
Published on May 22, 2018 06:33 PM IST
Indo-Asian News Service, New York | HT Correspondent