India has decided to give free anti-polio vaccination to individuals returning from Afghanistan
Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. Meanwhile, Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, said on Sunday that India has decided to give free anti-polio vaccination to individuals returning from Afghanistan as a precautionary step to combat the spread of the disease. On Twitter, the Minister of Health also posted a photo of herself. At Delhi’s international airport, individuals returning from the war-torn country can be seen being vaccinated, according to the footage. Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two nations in the world where polio is still considered to be a “endemic” condition. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister for Health, sent a tweet.
OPV and FIPV vaccinations would be provided free of charge to individuals returning from Afghanistan as a preventative measure against wild polio virus, according to Mandaviya’s tweet. In his remarks, he expressed his gratitude to the health staff for their efforts to safeguard public health.