India will support surveillance of polio-free countries: PM Modi

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will support medical surveillance of polio-free countries, and provide vaccines where it might reappear.

Zee Media Bureau

Kathmandu: During the ongoing SAARC summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will support medical surveillance of polio-free countries, and provide vaccines where it might reappear.

He further added that India offers the five-in-one vaccine for the children of South Asia and that India will meet the "shortfall in funds to establish the Saarc Regional Supra Reference Laboratory for TB and HIV".

The vaccine protects against Hepatitis B (Hep B), Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib), and diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP).

"And, for those coming to India for medical treatment, India will provide immediate medical visa for the patient and an attendant," he added.

(With Agency inputs)

 

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