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IPV  inaugurated in Puducherry

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 Dr.K V Raman,Director of Halth and Family Welfare Department today inagurarted   the Inactiviated Polio Vaccine(IVP) under routine Immunization  as part of  Global polio Endgame Strategic Plan  to provide protection against  wild polio virus type one ,two and three .

   The  IVP  is being administered in two fractional doses(0.1ml each dose) at six weeks and  14 weeks  along with  I Pentavalent /OPV and III Pentavalent OPV from the month of April 2016  in all government institutions.

  This would be in addition to the regular  oral polio vaccination in regular immiunization programme,according to Mr.Raman .

  He said India  has been certified polio free  by World health Organization  on March 27-2014 and Puducherry had the last case in  1998 following which there has been no case in the whole of the union territory.though,India is  free of  polio, the chance of transmission of  wild  polio virus  still persists  and ti mitigate the risk of importation from other countries ,the present programme is being undertaken,he added.

  Deputy Director Dr.Sudha  Goyal,NRHM director  Dr.Kalimuthu,Dr.Raghunathan ,among others participated  in the function.

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