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Mar 09, 2019
Three-day pulse polio vaccination drive across India to start from 10 March: Centre postponed 3 Feb event due to lack of vaccinesThis year, there will be only one round of the annual polio drive in India. The campaign is usually held in two phases every year. India was officially declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation in 2014
Feb 21, 2019
Fawad Khan booked after his wife refuses to administer anti-polio vaccination to daughterAn FIR has been registered against Fawad Khan after his wife 'resisted and then misbehaved with the (anti-polio) team', refusing to administer the polio drops to their daughter
Oct 24, 2018
World Polio Day: Why the disease persists, 18 years after the WHO deadline to eradicate itIn 1988, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced an ambitious campaign to rid the world of polio by 2000. It’s 2018, and polio still persists in pockets, including cases of vaccine-derived polio in India.
Oct 08, 2018
Polio vaccine contamination puts 1 in 2 lakh children at risk, that's not dangerousWHO decided that the 'risk' of vaccine-induced poliomyelitis by type 2 poliovirus is not acceptable as it had not been found for over 2 decades.
Oct 06, 2018
Oral polio vaccine contamination has doctors concerned due to shortage of safer injectable optionsThe contamination of oral polio vaccine has increased concerns among doctors because of the constant shortage of a safer injectable polio vaccine.
Sep 30, 2018
Probe ordered after eradicated type 2 polio virus found in oral vaccine; Ghaziabad pharma company MD heldThe Health Ministry has ordered a probe after traces of polio type 2 virus were found in some batches of oral polio vaccine (OPV) manufactured by a Ghaziabad-based pharmaceutical company, even as the firm's managing director was arrested Saturday
Mar 27, 2018
On Tuesday, fourth anniversary of India being declared Polio-free, take our quiz about the deadly diseaseThe 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.
Jan 11, 2018
Venkateswaran Subramanian: The 'Raja' who overcame his disabilities to become a billiards championMeet Venkateswaran Subramanian, popularly known as 'Raja'. Due to polio, that struck him when he was just two years old, Raja was left with a deformed leg. He also lost vision in his right eye when he was just six. Raja fought against all odds and has become one of the world's best billiards player. He is currently ranked 16th in the world by World billiards and won the Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016, organised by World Disability Billiards.
Jan 08, 2018
Venkateswaran Subramanian: The 'Raja' who overcame disabilities to become a billiards championMeet Venkateswaran Subramanian, who has fought against his disabilities and achieved greater success in life, becoming one of India's best Billiards players
Sep 16, 2017
Bangladesh begins rubella, polio vaccination for 1.5 lakh Rohingya refugee childrenA rubella and polio vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh children of Rohingya refugees started in Bangladesh on Saturday