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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 , 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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