Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Friday, Oct 08, 2004

About Us
Contact Us
Karnataka
News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |

Karnataka - Others Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

`Routine immunisation must for polio eradication'

By Our Correspondent

CHAMARAJANAGAR, OCT. 7. The chairman of the district Pulse Polio committee for

R.I. District 3180, R.S. Nagarjun, has said that polio cases are being reported in the country because of lack of routine immunisation programme.

He told The Hindu that $3 billion would go waste if the programme to eradicate polio across the world failed. Polio cases had been detected only in six countries. Of the 680 polio cases in 2004, 526 cases were from Nigeria, 62 from India, 25 from Pakistan, 10 from Niger, three from Afghanistan, and two from Egypt. He said no polio case was reported in the country in 2002. But in 2003, 200 cases were reported of which 28 cases were from Andhra Pradesh, 32 from Karnataka and the rest from Muradabad district in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. He said 62 cases were reported from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar so far. Dr. Nagarjun said Rotary International had contributed $546 million to the eradication of polio worldwide.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

Karnataka

News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |

Sivananda Ashram


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |

Copyright 2004, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu