In 1995, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the pulse polio immunization programme, with the aim of making the world polio-free by the year 2000. Poliomyelitis is a disease that makes affected muscles weak, wasted and paralysed, leading to disability. Live attenuated oral polio vaccines were found suitable for WHO’s programme. Children up to the age of five were taken into consideration. In India, the government using NGO infrastructure to mobilise all available sources, so