The need for an intensified Polio eradication strategy

The strategy for Polio eradication followed since 1995 has been highly successful :

Non immunised children belong to the following categories:-

In some states, the level of Routine Immunisation is very low. These partially or totally non-immunised children remain highly vulnerable. This calls for revitalising the Universal Immunisation.

Because of the above shortcomings, the strategy was intensified in 1999 with additional measures taken for reaching the goal of Polio eradication certification by the end of 2005.