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India Will Support Surveillance of Polio-Free Countries: PM Modi

India Will Support Surveillance of Polio-Free Countries: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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

"We will support monitoring and surveillance of polio-free countries, and provide vaccines where it might reappear...," the Prime Minister said at the two-day SAARC Summit that began in Kathmandu on Wednesday morning.

Adding that India offers the five-in-one vaccine for the children of South Asia, Mr Modi said India will meet the "shortfall in funds to establish the SAARC Regional Supra Reference Laboratory for TB and HIV".

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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.