Government aims to wipe out polio from Pakistan

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19th February, 2019

Government aims to wipe out polio from Pakistan

Tuesday 19th February, 2019

The government has launched a countrywide vaccination campaign with the aim to wipe out polio from Pakistan.

Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuh inaugurated the special OPV/IPV campaign in Sindh. In Punjab, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar inaugurated the drive by administering polio drops to children at the Government Central Model School, Rattigan Road, Lahore. Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid administered OPV to a child in Lahore as part of the ongoing campaign.

At least 13.2 million children under five years of age will be vaccinated during the drive.

The anti-polio drive is underway in Karachi, Peshawar, Qila Abdullah, and Pishin said Rana Muhammad Safdar, the coordinator of the National Emergency Operations Centre for Polio Eradication. “At least 90,000 vaccinators are taking part in the national campaign.”

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