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Polio immunisation drive postponed

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The Union Health Ministry has postponed the polio immunisation drive scheduled from January 17 till further notice, citing unforeseen activities.

While the COVID-19 vaccination starts on January 16, the National Immunisation Day (NID), commonly known as Pulse Polio Immunisation programme, was scheduled for January 17 across India.

The January 9 notice issued by the immunisation division says: “This is to inform that due to unforeseen activities, it is decided to postpone the scheduled Polio NID (National Immunisation Day) round from January 17, 2021 till further notice.”

The letter has been issued to the Principal Secretary in the Health department of all States among other top officials.

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Printable version | Jan 26, 2021 2:17:06 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/govt-defers-national-polio-immunisation-programme/article33565517.ece

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