Health ministry streamlines polio vaccine supply in lieu of
With a global shortage of injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has clammed down on indiscriminate release of the vaccine to dispensaries and health centres - who may hold on to unneeded stock - to prevent wastage of the drug.

Even as several states in India including the national capital Delhi are running short of IPV doses, the union health ministry will now supply vaccines only as per requirements raised by the health institutions. "Dispensaries and health centres are now required to apply for the doses needed," said Dr Pradeep Haldar, Deputy Commissioner, Immunisation Division, Union Health Ministry....