New Delhi: Getting rid of polio will give a huge boost to the world economy, saving $2 trillion spent on vaccination every year, Rotary International president Kalyan Banerjee said here Sunday."Once polio is wiped off the face of earth, more than $2 trillion can be saved," Banerjee told IANS on the sidelines of the Polio Summit, jointly organised by health ministry and Rotary."A large amount spent in vaccination rounds will be saved. In addition, the millions saved from getting paralysed due to the virus, will also contribute to the economy," he said.India, the largest polio endemic country, was taken of the World Health Organisation list, after completing a year without reporting a single polio case. The announcement was made here at the summit Saturday.According to health ministry officials, India still has a budget of around Rs.1,100 crore per annum for carrying out vaccination rounds. The amount sought for polio in 12th plan is slightly lower than the 11th plan, at the tune of Rs.4,400 crore.
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