Expressing happiness for being selected for the award to carry out the research, Dr Jacob John said, “I am honoured to have received this prestigious grant. Polio is a highly contagious and often deadly infection. If I can contribute in any way to preventing this, I will be very satisfied.
“ “My research will be focusing on new strategy to eradicate polio and what needs to done for that. The new strategy is such as giving injectable polio vaccine to children, who already received oral polio vaccine,“ Dr John told this newspaper. He is also the principle investigator of this research.
Dr Nicholas Grassly of Imperial College in London, who is another recipient of this award, would partner him in the research. However, he would work on other organism which would be effective in eradicating polio. The entire research would be carried out in
Dr. Gagandeep Kang, Dr Jayaprakash Muliyil and Dr Asha Abrahim of
“We will start the research after getting permission from the ethics committee of CMC hospital. It will take a year-and-an half to complete the research,” said Dr John.