Lahore declared Pakistan’s ‘first polio-free city’
Lahore has been declared a polio-free city, the deputy commissioner announced on Sunday.
As per the details, Mudassar Riaz tweeted that Lahore is polio-free as all 5 environmental samples are negative.
The deputy commissioner urged everyone to maintain this landmark and continue to vaccinate the children.
By the grace of Allah & efforts of our brave polio teams, cooperation of our parents & intense work from whole administration LAHORE IS POLIO FREE as all 5 environmental samples r negative.
We must all work together to maintain this landmark & continue to vaccinate our children.
— Deputy Commissioner Lahore (@DCLahore) April 11, 2021
Earlier in March, An anti-polio campaign began across Pakistan. The campaign was conducted considering standard operating procedures (SOPs).
According to details, 20 million children aged from 2 to 5 years were given anti-polio vaccine during the five-day drive in Punjab. A spokesman of the Punjab Health Department had reported that one hundred twenty thousand health workers will participate.
Furthermore, 9 million children aged under five were given shots of the anti-polio vaccine in Sindh during the campaign that will last for a week.
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