New Delhi, The countrywide National Polio Immunization Drive was conducted successfully on the third day today. As per provisional report, total of 11.04 crore children under five years across the country have been given polio drops till today. President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind had launched the National Polio Immunisation Day for 2021 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 30th January 2021.
The NID Pulse Polio Campaign began on 31st January 2021 (popularly called Polio Ravivar) across all States/UTs of the country. The booth activity is followed by house-to-house surveillance (mop-up rounds) over the next two to five days to identify and vaccinate children who missed getting vaccinated at the booths.