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WHO to soon issue polio-free certificate to India: minister

Press Trust of India  |  Fazilka 

Yhe will soon certify as a polio-free country, Health and Family Welfare minister Surjeet Kumar Jayani said today.

no longer figures in the list of active polio virus transmission country, he said inaugurating a state-level Pulse Polio vaccination drive here.

"The WHO will soon issue polio-free country certificate to India," Jayani said.

No case of polio has been reported in since 2010, he said.

In view of polio cases in Pakistan, transit teams have been set up at Wagah-Attari border to ensure vaccination of children crossing the border, the minister said.

Over 15,000 booths have been set up across for vaccination of 37.

First Published: Sun, January 19 2014. 17:10 IST