In 1978, the Indian government began a vaccination drive against polio. This act was a success as three doses of Oral Polio Vaccine or OPV were given to the infants. As a result, most parts of the country are fast becoming polio free.
At the national level, the National Polio Surveillance Project assists in extensive planning and implementing of polio vaccination drives aimed at uprooting polio from India. While on one hand the central government decides upon the general policy framework for polio vaccinations, on the other hand the states follow their own models to facilitate the primary framework. Apart from this, UNICEF, WHO and Global Polio Eradication Initiative are intensely and extensively engaged in the process to eradicate polio globally.
India is now polio-free! The World Health Organization gives a clean chit on the current polio status in India and the South East Asia.read more
The fight against Polio rages on with WHO and other agencies.read more