Karachi (July 02, 2018): Five days long anti- polio campaign has started in Sindh, including Karachi today. Commissioner Karachi Saleh Farooqui inaugurated this campaign in Sobhraj Hospital.
Commissioner Karachi Saleh Farooqui said that anti-polio is national goal. It is mandatory for the country and the future of nation’s children.During the anti-polio campaign in Karachi, anti-polio drops will be administered at 170 union council offices. This campaign aims to administering anti-polio drops to more than 19 lac children.Authorities said that more than 5,000 volunteer teams are participating in this anti-polio campaign. Rangers and police personnel have been deployed for their security.
A three-day anti-polio campaign also began in sixteen districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today.
According to Provincial Health Department, the districts include Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Nowshera, Bannu, Karak, Tank, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, South and North Waziristan districts.More than three point five million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops and about fourteen thousand teams have been constituted for this job.
Polio teams will also be available at railway stations, bus stands, Afghan refugees camps and other public places to ensure administering anti-polio drops to each and every child.