Polio immunisation drive postponed


Well being Ministry letter issued to States cites unexpected actions.

The Union Well being Ministry has postponed the polio immunisation drive scheduled from January 17 until additional discover, citing unexpected actions.

Whereas the COVID-19 vaccination begins on January 16, the Nationwide Immunisation Day (NID), generally often known as Pulse Polio Immunisation programme, was scheduled for January 17 throughout India.

The January 9 discover issued by the immunisation division says: “That is to tell that attributable to unexpected actions, it’s determined to postpone the scheduled Polio NID (Nationwide Immunisation Day) spherical from January 17, 2021 until additional discover.”

The letter has been issued to the Principal Secretary within the Well being division of all States amongst different high officers.

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