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WHO takes India's name off polio endemic countries list

New Delhi , Sat, 25 Feb 2012 ANI

New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): The World Health Organisation (WHO) has taken India off the list of polio-endemic countries.

 

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced this on Saturday at the Polio Summit 2012, which is being held in New Delhi.

 

The announcement was made in the presence of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

 

Azad said he had received a letter this morning stating that the "WHO has taken India's name off the list of polio endemic countries in view of the remarkable progress that we have made during the past one year."

 

There were only four countries in the WHO endemic list, including Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan.

 

There are only four countries in the WHO endemic list, including Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan.

 

India will now have to remain polio free for the next two years to achieve the polio-free status. (ANI)

 


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