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"We will take a decision on the request in the next couple of months,'' Michael F. Carter, Country Director for India said on the sidelines of the World Bank meeting here.
Largely the eradication programme has been remarkably successful though there has been some upsurge in recent years, he said adding "we would like to help sustain the effort for further few years and should be able to negotiate the request for assistance of $80 million very shortly.'' "Only seven countries still have incidence of polio and India is one of them. In global terms we are at the end game and if there is a major concerted effort, polio will be eradicated in India like small pox,'' he said.
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