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Anti-polio drive to begin across the country from today

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Jul, 2020. 08:36 am
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Anti polio

Anti Polio drive is set to be launched in different areas of the country.

According to the details, in Karachi, drive to eradicate polio will be launched in specific towns including Baldia, Orangi, North Nazimabad and Liaquatabad, during which 260,000 children will be administered anti-polio vaccine.

In addition to this, a five-day anti-polio drive will be launched in 44 union councils of Punjab cities including Faisalabad and 14 union councils of Attock.

Anti-polio vaccine will be administered to a total of 317,783 children upto five years age.

A five day anti polio drive will also be launched in Balochistan, where in 10 union councils of Quetta will witness the campaign, during which more than one hundred ten thousand children up to five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a five-day anti-polio campaign will begin in South Waziristan district , during which more than one hundred thousand children up-to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops.

Moreover, amid the novel outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, all the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and precautionary measures will be in place during the campaign. Use of Masks and sanitizers while administering polio drops is mandatory for all the health workers.

It is appropriate to mention here that on June 11, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), and Microsoft Founder and Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates discussed the anti-polio drive in Pakistan during a telephone conversation.

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