Press Information Bureau (PIB) IAS UPSC – 10th March to 17th March – 2019
Launch of Pulse Polio Programme for 2019
(Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health)
With the global initiative of eradication of polio in 1988 following World Health Assembly resolution in 1988, Pulse Polio Immunization programme was launched in India in 1995. Children in the age group of 0-5 years administered polio drops during National and Sub-national immunization rounds (in high risk areas) every year.
Objective: Achieve hundred per cent coverage under Oral Polio Vaccine.
It aimed to immunize children through improved social mobilization, plan mop-up operations in areas where poliovirus has almost disappeared and maintain high level of morale among the public.<