On Tuesday, fourth anniversary of India being declared Polio-free, take our quiz about the deadly disease

The World Health Organisation (WHO) had certified India as being 'Polio-free' on 27 March, 2014, making it the fourth anniversary of the declaration on Tuesday.

Sunil Dhavala April 11, 2018 16:02:00 IST
On Tuesday, fourth anniversary of India being declared Polio-free, take our quiz about the deadly disease

The World Health Organisation (WHO) had certified India as being 'Polio-free' on 27 March, 2014, making it the fourth anniversary of the declaration on Tuesday.

On Tuesday fourth anniversary of India being declared Poliofree take our quiz about the deadly disease

Representational image. AP

This is a quiz to commemorate the fourth anniversary of this occasion and to remember that the disease used to impact 3,50,000 people until 30 years ago, but has been successfully eradicated to an extent that there were only 13 cases in 2017.

As we commemorate the fourth anniversary, we ought to be grateful to the WHO, Rotary International, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, the health ministry and health workers and volunteers for their support to this collective effort to ward off Polio in India.

The real heroes, however, are the Polio victims who never gave up their fight. The eradication of Polio as an epidemic has been a momentous victory for India.

However, having said that, we must also continue to administer OPV/IPV, since the virus can quickly spread from an endemic polio country to a polio-free country.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

A Suitable Boy premieres on BBC, Mira Nair calls the adaptation a 'massive yet initimate saga'
Entertainment

A Suitable Boy premieres on BBC, Mira Nair calls the adaptation a 'massive yet initimate saga'

A Suitable Boy is an official adaptation of Vikram Seth's classic novel of the same name, and stars Tabu, Ishaan Khatter, Rasika Dugal, among others

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2020: Govt announces national quiz contest for children to mark event
India

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2020: Govt announces national quiz contest for children to mark event

It will be a timed quiz with six questions that have to be answered within 60 seconds; a question can be answered only once and there is no negative marking