Lahore declared Pakistan’s ‘first polio-free city’

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

12th Apr, 2021. 01:47 pm
Lahore polio-free

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.

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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