Karachi (February 19, 2018): The second seven-day anti-Polio campaign begins in Karachi today.
Around 2.3 million children of less than five years’ age will be administered polio drops in one hundred eighty-eight Union Councils of the city.
Nine thousand polio workers are taking part in the campaign. Special arrangements have been made for security of the polio work. On February 12, a country-wide anti-polio campaign began and over 38 million children under five years of age will be administered polio drops during the campaign.
Narrating the details, National Coordinator, Pakistan Polio Program Rana Muhammad Safdar said 19.15 million children would be vaccinated in Punjab, 8.7 million in Sindh, 5.7 million in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2.46 million in Balochistan, 1.03 million in FATA, 0.74 million in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 0.237 million in Gilgit Baltistan and 0.313 million in Islamabad federal capital territory.Two hundred and sixty thousand polio workers, including one hundred and ninety one thousand mobile teams, eleven thousand nine hundred and eighty six transit teams and ten thousand two hundred seventy six fixed teams will perform their duties during this campaign.
A three-day anti polio campaign will also begin today in Azad Jammu.
During the drive, over seven hundred thousand children below the age of five year will be administered anti-polio vaccine drops.