Anti-polio drive begins in seven districts today

The anti-polio campaign will begin in seven districts of Punjab from today. The target for the acontinue by July 3 in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Layyah and Mianwali, with more than 39,000 polio workers performing duties.

Anti-polio drive begins in seven districts today

To review the arrangements for the campaign, Provincial Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique and Chief Secretary Kamran Ali Afzal jointly presided over a meeting at the Civil Secretariat here on Saturday. Special Secretary Health, representatives of international organizations working for polio eradication and officials concerned attended the meeting while all the Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners participated through video link.

Provincial Minister directed the authorities to make the anti-polio campaign a complete success. He said that the country must be made polio free for the health and safe future of children. He said that for complete eradication of polio, everyone needs to continue working with national spirit. The Chief Secretary Punjab directed the Deputy Commissioners to monitor the anti-polio drive themselves in the districts.

He said that door-to-door polio teams could play an important role in raising awareness about dengue and Covid. He said that polio teams must inform the people about the precautionary measures against dengue and Covid. The Secretary Primary Health gave a briefing to the meeting. It was informed that the coverage rate in the anti-polio campaign completed in May was 101 percent and 22.1 million children were inoculated against the target of 21.9 million. From October 2020, Punjab I have not reported any case of polio.

Source: This news is originally published by pakobserver