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Anti-polio campaign to start across country from today


Anti-polio campaign of varied duration will start across the country from today.

The SOPs to protect from coronavirus will be strictly implemented during the campaign.

In Punjab, twenty million children of two to five years of age will be administered anti-polio vaccine during five-day drive.

According to a spokesman of Punjab Health Department, one hundred twenty thousand health workers will take part in the campaign.

In Sindh, nine million children under the age of five years will be administered anti-polio drops during a week-long drive.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, more than six point four million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops during five-day campaign.

According to Emergency Operation Center Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about thirty thousand teams have been constituted which will visit door to door to vaccinate the children.

Polio teams will also be available at bus stops, railway stations, Afghan refugee camps and other public places to ensure vaccination of every child.

In Gilgit Baltistan, over two hundred forty two thousand children upto five years of age will be administered anti-polio vaccine.

Health Department has constituted 1690 fixed and mobile teams for this purpose.

In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, more than sixty six hundred thousand children will be administered anti-polio drops, during five day anti-polio campaign.

According to AJK Health Department, 2000 mobile teams have been constituted for the drive, while 397 fixed and 124 transit points have also been set up to make the anti-polio drive successful.

Source: Radio Pakistan