#Polio

Udaipur, Sep 11 (PTI) Twenty-one couples tied the nuptial knot during a mass wedding organised for differently-abled and underprivileged people by an Udaipur-based organisation here Saturday.

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
"I thought that I should drink water before starting my speech so I lifted the bottle & drank." said Ramesh Pawar, BMC Jt Commissioner. (Photo credit: Twitter ANI)

  • The moment Pawar took one sip from one of the bottles, he realised the mix-up and quickly spat out the sanitiser he had gulped
  • "Bottles of water and sanitiser kept there were similar. So it happened." said the official
  • 12 children were administered sanitiser instead of polio drops on Monday in Maharashtra

.Maharashtra, India
An inquiry has been launched into the matter. (Photo credit: Twitter/@airnewsalerts)

  • The children were hospitalised at Government Medical College and Hospital, Yavatmal
  • Health officials informed that the children were fine and were kept under observation for 48 hours
  • Medical staff responsible would be suspended soon

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday launched the first round of the Pulse Polio Programme for 2021. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • National Immunisation Day is being observed on Sunday
  • 17 crore children, under the age of five years, will be given the polio drops as part of the drive
  • India achieved the status of a polio-free country in 2011

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3.4 crore children, up to 5 years of age, will be administered the polio drops. (Photo Credit: Representational Image-AP/PTI)

  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath will kick-start this year's polio immunisation drive from Lukhnow's Dufferin hospital
  • Drive will subsequently begin across all the districts in UP
  • "The state has 110,000 polio booths," said Rakesh Dubey, Director General (Family Welfare)

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
On January 31, children in the age group of 0-5 years will be administered with polio drops. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The President will launch the Polio National Immunisation Day on January 30 by administering Polio drops to some children
  • The massive countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive will be rolled out by PM from January 16
  • Polio Immunisation programme was earlier scheduled for January 17 across India

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The vaccination is very essential to ensure that the nation maintained overall immunity levels against polio virus, said Harsh Vardhan. (Photo Credit: PTI File Photo)

  • The World Health Organisation certified India as polio free in 2014, said Harsh Vardhan
  • According to WHO's website, only three countries have never stopped transmission of polio
  • They are Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria