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

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

India 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 Punjab 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 Punjab for vaccination of 37.

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