Bhubaneswar: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared India as polio-free. The Odisha Government on Sunday claimed that it has achieved zero-polio status for four consecutive years including the current year.
Marking the pulse polio immunisation drive Health Minister Prasana Acharya, called upon the people of the State to take care of their children and to cooperate with the Government in keeping the State polio-free in the coming years.
Acharya officially inaugurated a three-day campaign at the Unit-3 health centre in the city.
During the campaign the Government aims to immunize 46,56,254 children at 18,684 centres in all the districts of the State. To make the campaign successful as many as 37,368 squads comprising of 74,736 health workers and 3,736 supervisors have been deployed in the State.
It is noteworthy to mention that as many as 46,05,670 children were inmmunised last year.