Only defense against polio virus is its strong and precise vaccination program: Mayor

Lucknow:  Rotary Club Lucknow organized a cycle awareness rally on World Polio Day, which concluded at Hanuman Setu in which Mayor Smt. Sanyukta was present. Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Smt. Sanyukta Bhatia  said that India has been declared polio free 6 years ago but why do we need this campaign even today because polio virus is still active in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

This polio virus can easily enter India through adults coming from these countries. According to WHO, in 2016 Pakistan recorded 20 wild polio virus cases while Afghanistan had 13 cases. WHO also reported It has been said that the risk of spreading the virus from international travelers is high.

At present, India’s only defense against polio virus from other countries is its strong and well-defined vaccination programme. Even a short immunization interval among newborns may be enough for the virus to enter India.
Many congratulations to all of you for being a part of this campaign.

On this occasion, Mandal President Samar Raj, Polio National Committee President Ajay Saxena, Neetu, Santosh Gupta, Abu Hubaidah and others were present on this occasion.

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