23 Oct 2012
Having made unprecedented progress in polio eradication, India is now gearing up to be declared polio free by 2014 by guarding itself against the import of polio virus from neighbouring countries and by boosting routine immunisation.
16 Jan 2016
New Delhi: With India remaining polio free for five years now, the government today said that it plans to switch to bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) from its present trivalent version in "some months" even as President Pranab Mukherjee launched the country wide Pulse Polio programme for 2016 on the eve of National Immunisation Day.
17 Feb 2016
New Delhi: Joining community campaigns like Pulse Polio drive, becoming active on social media and an all-woman band are some of the new initiatives that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested for the police forces in the country.
24 Feb 2014
Chandigarh: About 22.53 lakh children below the age of five were administered polio drops as a part of the second round of the Pulse Polio immunization drive in all districts of Haryana.
17 Jan 2015
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday launched the pulse polio immunization programme by administering polio drops to children at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
10 Jan 2014
Vijayawada: To reach out to children under the age of five, the Health Department of Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district is set to hold Pulse Polio immunization campaign in the district for four days from January 19.
03 Jul 2016
New Delhi: India is likely to import about 5 million tonnes of pulses during April-December period of this fiscal, largely by private traders, to boost domestic supply and cool retail prices that have reached up to Rs 200 per kg.
29 Nov 2013
New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday heaped praise on his party's Delhi chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan - around whom the main opposition has built its poll campaign - for running a successful pulse polio campaign in 1994 when he was Health Minister of the state.
11 Jan 2014
Peshawar: With Pakistan grappling to contain polio in the face of a Taliban ban on vaccinations, President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday asked Muslim clerics and scholars to create awareness about the need to eradicate the crippling disease.
14 Sep 2016
Chhattisgarh: When one reaches the age that runs into three figures, not many would expect the individual to do anything drastic, or revolutionary as their 100+ years age would put odds against even an idea, given the frail mental faculties and senile manifestation.