National Polio Immunisation Drive to Begin from January 31, Here's All You Need to Know

 India is good to go to start its National Polio Immunization Drive on January 31. President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday dispatched the first round of Pulse Polio Program 2021 by directing polio drops to not many youngsters at Rashtrapati Bhawan. At first, the Polio Immunization Drive was planned to begin from January 17, in any case, it was deferred by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare because of the beginning of Covid inoculation drive on January 16. 

During the dispatch of Pulse Polio Program 2021 today, First Lady Savita Kovind, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and MoS for Health Ashwani Kumar Chaubey were additionally present. 

"With the countrywide Covid-19 inoculation drive booked to be turned out on 16 January, the MoHFW in counsel with the workplace of President of India has rescheduled the Polio immunization day to 31 January 2021," the focal government had said before. 

India revealed the last instances of polio in 2011 from parts of West Bengal and Gujarat. In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) pronounced India a polio free country, since no instances of wild polio been accounted for after 2011. 

Here is all you require to think about the National Polio Immunization Drive: 

1. The drive will proceed for three days for example from January 31 to February 2. Kids matured between 0-5 years will be given the polio drops. 

2. The polio annihilation program was first dispatched in Quite a while in 1995. It was known as the Pulse Polio Immunization program. This was begun after the World Health Organization (WHO) dispatched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. 

3. During the Polio Immunization Drive, medical services laborers and others will follow all Covid-19 conventions. Individuals should keep up actual distance and wear veils while partaking in the drive. 

4. The Sundays on which the vaccination program is directed are known as Polio Ravivar or National Immunization Day. 

5. On the off chance that reports are to be thought, during Polio Immunization Drive, the Covid antibody drive is probably going to be required to be postponed. 

6. Senior residents have been encouraged not to go with kids at the vaccination camps inferable from Covid-19 related limitations for them. 

7. This program is held double each year. By and large, the vaccination program occurs in the previous months of the year.

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