Sunday, August 22, 2021

Free Polio vaccination drive for Afghanistan returnees at Delhi airport

New Delhi: A vaccination drive is being carried out at the Delhi airport to inoculate Afghanistan returnees with free Polio Vaccine.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said, “We have decided to vaccinate Afghanistan returnees with free Polio Vaccine, OPV & fIPV, as a preventive measure against Wild Polio Virus.”

“Congratulations to the health department team for their efforts to ensure public health,” added Mansukh Mandaviya.

India on Sunday evacuated 168 people, including 107 Indians, from Kabul in a military transport aircraft of the IAF.

Separately, a group of 135 Indians, who were earlier evacuated from Kabul to Doha in the last few days by the US and NATO, also returned to India.

22/08/21 India Today

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