New Delhi: Lakhs of children below the age of five will be administered pulse polio vaccine drops throughout the country on Sunday. The latest vaccination drive will be the latest in a series of consolidated government efforts to fight against the deadly virus.
The Pulse Polio Immunization programme, launched in 1995, caters to around 172 million children every day.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday administered Polio drops to children and launched the National Immunization Day, also known as “Polio Ravivar”.
President of India administered #polio drops to children and launched the National Immunization Day (on 19thJan), also known as "Polio Ravivar". #PulsePolio#VaccinesWork #SwasthaBharat@rashtrapatibhvn@PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @AshwiniKChoubey @WHOSEARO @UNICEFIndia @Rotary pic.twitter.com/Pb6zzvZ8Ct— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) January 18, 2020
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan was also present at the inauguration of the programme with President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
#NationalImmunisationDay के मौके पर आज माननीय राष्ट्रपति श्री राम नाथ कोविंद जी बच्चों को #poliovaccine की दो बूँदें पिलाकर राष्ट्रपति भवन के प्रांगण से #pulsepolio अभियान का शुभारंभ करेंगे।मैं भी उनके साथ उपस्थित रहूँगा।@MoHFW_INDIA @rashtrapatibhvn pic.twitter.com/bLTHjdVRdy— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) January 18, 2020