Centre Defers National Polio Immunisation Programme
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Bhubaneswar, Jan. 13 -- New Delhi: The National Polio immunisation programme, as part of which children in the age group of 0-5 years are administered polio drops, has been deferred "till further notice" by the Centre citing "unforeseen activities".
The National Immunisation Day (NID), commonly known as Pulse Polio Immunisation programme, was scheduled for January 17 across India.
The Union Health Ministry has communicated the decision to defer the polio immunisation programme to all states through a letter on January 9
"This is to inform that due to unforeseen activities, it is decided to postpone the scheduled Polio NID (National Immunisation Day) round from January 17, 2021 till further notice," according to the letter sent to the P...
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