Polio drive continues in high-risk UCs of District Central

September 8, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Deputy Commissioner District Central Dr Saif-ur-Rehman on Tuesday warned parents refusing to administer polio drops to their children of legal action and advised them to vaccinate their children in every campaign.

He said anti-polio drive is continued in nine high-risk union councils (UCs) of district Central targeting 66,321 children. The parents refusing to administer polio drops to their children are reached and being motivated to get them immunized against the crippling disease. He said help and guidance of religious scholars and social workers is being also sought to get better results during campaign.

He also presided over a meeting with officials of World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF held in his office. The meeting was attended by Dr Faizan, Dr Fateh, Dr Yahya Moosa of WHO and Dr Gul Bano of UNICEF.

The DC Central informed that nine high-risk UCs were identified in the district and slums are targeted to eliminate polio virus. He said campaign is continued successfully and hoped target would be achieved.

He said only one polio case was detected in the Godhra area of district Central after six years as district Central had remained one of the model districts of Pakistan in polio control efforts.

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