Telengana Govt declares ‘Global Emergency’ against Wild Poliovirus spotted in Hyderabad

Polio Virus

Hyderabad: Yesterday, on Tuesday, the Government of Telengana state had declared a “global emergency” when an active strain of wild poliovirus (P2 strain) was collected from the Hyderabad located drain’s water sample. Now, the government has plan to provide “preventive measure” through mass vaccination drive, in which about 3 lakh and plus children will be inoculated, from today onwards, in the city of Hyderabad and also in Ranga Reddy district too. Moreover, from Geneva, the Indian authorities had airlifted with the immediate effect about two lakh of vaccines so as to tackle this huge problem, as reported by The Times of India.

Rajeshwar Tiwari, The principal secretary of Health reportedly stated that the Government has decided to conduct a special campaign against polio in Hyderabad and also in the parts of the district of Ranga Reddy from “June 20 to June 26.” Tiwari also added that this type of the Poliovirus was earlier detected in Bihar, Gujarat, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Here, in this connection, it was specified that earlier on 17th May, the sample was taken from the Amberpet sewerage treatment plant, and when such sample was analysed, then its contained virus was detected.

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