India: A polio-free country

2014-01-15 04:57:50 | Al Muslim News
India: A polio-free country

 

India have successfully completed the most challenging public healthcare three years without a single Polio case, marking the gestation period to be declared a Polio-eradicated country by the World Health Organization (WHO). The last Polio case was reported from the eastern state of West Bengal three years ago on January 13, 2011. "Proud day for all of us Indians. India is Polio-free for three years,” an exuberant RPN Singh, Junior Home Minister, wrote on his Twitter page. India was declared “Polio-free” last year by WHO, but it is only after three years time that a nation is declared to have “eradicated” Polio. India is likely to get the certificate from the WHO in this regard by February's end. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), a public-private partnership initiative, said in a statement that with a densely-concentrated population of more than one billion people, India was once considered the most challenging place on earth to end Polio..

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