Polio

  • ACB books 16 medical department officials for fraud in Bundi 29-03-2014 02:28 PM

    The ACB has booked 16 officials of Bundi district's Medical and Health department for embezzlement of over Rs 22 lakhs from National Rural Health Mission and Pulse Polio Control Programme funds. The 16 officials, including Chief Medical and Health Officer of the medical department, were booked on Friday following the...
  • WHO declares India polio-free 27-03-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: Completing three years without registering a single case of polio, the World Health Organisation on Thursday certified India as a country free of the deadly disease. WHO's declaration comes as a remarkable achievement for a nation that saw more than one lakh babies crippled every year. Until 2009,...
  • US: Polio-like illness seen in up to 25 California children 25-02-2014 12:13 PM

    San Francisco: A rare and mysterious polio-like illness may have afflicted up to 25 children in California, several of whom have suffered limb paralysis, and health experts were struggling to identify the cause of the ailment, medical researchers said on Monday. Since 2012, between 20 and 25 previously healthy children...
  • Infant dies after being given polio drops, probe ordered 23-02-2014 06:47 PM

    A six-month-old boy on Sunday died of suspected polio drop at Itunda village in Bhilwara district, a senior health official said. Quoting preliminary report, district Chief Medical Officer Mushtaq Khan said that Mohit Raigar first convulsed white bubbles immediately after taking suspected polio drop, and later he collapsed. Block Development...
  • India completes three years without any polio cases 13-01-2014 07:49 AM

    New Delhi: The World Health Organisation is set to officialy declare India a polio free nation soon as no polio cases have been detected in the country for the past three years. India celebrates the third anniversary of being polio free on January 13, the most successful public health story...
  • After polio eradication, Big B wants women's emancipation 07-01-2014 05:44 PM

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for polio eradication, is proud that the country has rid itself of the virus. His next focus is emancipation of the girl child. He hopes to achieve similar results as he helped for polio. "As UN ambassador for Girl Child, I hope...
  • LK Advani praises Harsh Vardhan for pulse polio campaign in Delhi 29-11-2013 04:32 PM

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Friday heaped praise on his party's Delhi Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan for running a successful pulse polio campaign in 1994 when he was Health Minister of the state. In his latest blog posting, Advani lauds Vardhan's initiative in launching the pulse polio programme...
  • Delhi polls: Meet the doctor-turned-politicians of Congress, BJP, AAP 15-11-2013 10:18 AM

    New Delhi: It is politics over health with both the BJP and the Congress fighting each other over credit for making the national capital polio free. This winter in the battle for Delhi, all three parties - the Aam Aadmi Party, Congress and BJP - are fielding high profile doctors-turned-politicians....
  • Harsh Vardhan writes to Bill Gates, lauds support for anti- polio drive 11-11-2013 11:03 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP's chief ministerial candidate, Harsh Vardhan who, as a minister in the 90s, had initiated the pulse polio programme in the city, on Monday thanked Microsoft founder Bill Gates for his support to the anti-polio campaign. In a letter to Gates, Vardhan appreciated his lavish praise of...
  • Gujarat: Modi inaugurates Muslim-run hospital in Kheda 10-11-2013 05:00 PM

    Kheda: In a bid to woo minorities, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated a multi-speciality hospital run by Muslims in Kheda in Gujarat. While addressing the people during the event, Modi asserted, "In last seven years we have not seen a single instance...
  • Polio outbreak in northeast Syria risks spreading: WHO 29-10-2013 06:55 PM

    Polio has broken out among young children in northeast Syria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed on Tuesday, and could spread inside and outside the country, where civil war has led to falling vaccination rates. The highly contagious crippling disease, transmitted via contaminated food and water, can spread rapidly among...
  • Pakistan: 2 killed after a bomb explodes near polio vaccination team in Peshawar 07-10-2013 12:09 PM

    A bomb that exploded near a polio vaccination team in the volatile northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday killed at least two people, and possibly as many as six, police said, the latest in a string of attacks against health workers. Islamist violence has been on the rise in...
  • Polio has been eradicated because of Rajiv Gandhi, says Chidambaram 06-10-2013 08:27 AM

    Sivaganga:Crediting former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi for eradication of polio in the country, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said thanks to the national pulse polio programme no case of the crippling disease had been reported in the last three years. Inaugurating a special school for differently-abled children and...
  • WB polio goof-up: 67 kids administered Hepatitis B, hospitalised 16-09-2013 08:50 AM

    Kolkata: In a major goof-up, sixty-seven children were hospitalised in Arambag near Kolkata, after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccines instead of Pulse Polio drops on Sunday. 40 of them are still under observation. Four health workers have been suspended for the lapse. Panic spread after parents started complaining...
  • Maharashtra: Polio claims 11-month-old boy 23-06-2013 11:50 AM

    Latur: In a severe setback to the government's efforts to make the country polio-free, an 11-month-old male child succumbed to the dreaded virus in a government hospital here on late Saturday, an official said. The child, Rohit R Shelke, who was detected as "polio positive" around two weeks ago, breathed...
  • Pak: Gunmen kill woman polio worker, WHO suspends campaign 29-05-2013 10:23 AM

    Islamabad: Suspected militants shot and killed a woman polio vaccinator and injured another in an attack in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, prompting the World Health Organisation to suspend its vaccination campaign. Two gunmen riding a motorcycle fired at the vaccinators at Badabher area on the outskirts of...
  • Human health is not a priority for our government: Dr T Jacob John 26-04-2013 05:14 PM

    The week between April 24 and April 30 is marked as World Immunization Week. India has already weeded out Polio but several other life-threatening diseases remain. What should be the next priorities? Virologist and pediatrician Dr. Jacob John shared his perspective with IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue....
  • WHO praises Bihar immunisation drive 17-04-2013 05:00 PM

    Patna: World Health Organisation (WHO) appreciated the successful implementation of health programmes, particularly anti-polio and immunisation campaigns, in Bihar on Wednesday. The appreciation was expressed by WHO Representative in India Nata Menabde after a meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna. Praising the anti-polio campaign, Menabde said Bihar had...
  • Pakistani Taliban willing to back polio vaccination 13-04-2013 11:59 AM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban has said they will back the government's polio vaccination program if they are guaranteed it will not be used to mask a US espionage campaign. "We're not opposed to any vaccination if we are convinced that the dose for polio is allowed by Islam and that...
  • Pak: Gunmen attack polio vaccinators, 1 policeman dead 11-04-2013 11:50 AM

    Islamabad: A policeman was killed and another seriously injured when suspected terrorists attacked a team of polio vaccinators in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, police officials said. Two policemen protecting the vaccinators were injured in the shooting in Mardan town of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. One of the policemen died while being taken...
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  • Pakistan: 2 more anti-polio campaign workers killed 19-12-2012 02:32 PM

    Islamabad: Gunmen staged fresh attacks on UN-backed polio vaccination teams in Pakistan, killing two more polio workers and wounding six in the country's northwest on Wednesday, a day after six health workers were gunned down in Karachi and Peshawar. Teams involved in a nationwide anti-polio campaign were attacked at Peshawar,...
  • India gearing up to be declared polio free by 2014 24-10-2012 04:26 AM

    New Delhi: Having made unprecedented progress in polio eradication, India is now gearing up to be declared polio free by 2014 by guarding itself against the import of polio virus from neighbouring countries and by boosting routine immunisation. Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had removed India from...
  • India closest ever to eradicate polio: Govt 23-10-2011 10:11 PM

    New Delhi: Only one polio case has been detected in the country this year making it the longest polio-free period ever since eradication efforts were launched, the government said on Sunday. The only case of polio reported this year was from Howrah district in West Bengal on January 13. As...
  • Polio threat from Pakistan, screening at Wagah 20-09-2011 08:47 AM

    New Delhi: India's dealing with a different sort of cross-border threat. Indians are at risk because of an infectious strain of polio in Pakistan. This year alone, Pakistan has registered 84 new cases of Polio - 83 are of the more dangerous, P1 strain. According to a statement issued by...