WHO praises India’s efforts in eliminating Polio
India’s efforts in eliminating polio have been exalted by WHO which said the country has not reported a single case of polio in the last 30 months.
WHO Director General Margaret Chan said India accomplished the feat even as 194 countries in the world were pondering whether it can interrupt the transmission of polio. She urged other nations in the South–East region to introduce universal access to healthcare. She complimented India’s healthcare initiatives in improving the health of its mothers and children.
She also expressed concern over the increasing incidence of heart disease which caused 9.4 million deaths every year. High blood is a main contributor to heart diseases and more than one in three adults across the world is suffering from high blood pressure.