Anti Polio Drive: (Country-wide anti-polio campaign begins)

September 13, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: A three-day anti-polio campaign began in the country on Monday. 18 million children up to age of five years will be administered anti-polio drops.

A dose of Vitamin A will also be given to the children of six months age. In Punjab, thirty-nine thousand teams have been formed for the purpose.

These teams will visit door to door besides public places including all airports, railway stations and bus stands for to administer the drops.

In Sindh, over six million children will be administered anti-polio drops in twenty-three districts except Karachi. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the anti-polio campaign will be launched in 23 districts.

Sixteen thousand and seven hundred teams have been constituted to administer anti-polio drops to more than five million children.

Children of the Afghan refugees will also be administered anti-polio drops. In Balochistan, 2.4 million children will be administered anti-polio drops. Similarly, in Gilgit-Baltistan, over two hundred thousand children will be given anti-polio drop.

One thousand and two hundred teams have been set up for the drive. Meanwhile, strict measures have been taken for security of the polio vaccination teams across the country.