RAWALPINDI: A five-day anti-polio drive would commence in the entire district from January 16. During the campaign, 1,951 polio teams would go door-to-door and administer oral polio vaccine drops to 811,708 children of less than five years of age, In-charge District Polio Drive Muhammad Hussain told APP on Wednesday. Besides that 396 area in-charges, 205 medical officers, and allied hospitals and Tehsil Headquarter hospitals would participate in the campaign so that their children could be vaccinated in nearby areas, he said. The health department officials have been directed to remain vigilant, particularly in areas where polio-virus was found during the last campaign, he added. “Parents should cooperate with the vaccination teams so that the set target could be achieved,” Hussain said. He said special arrangements have also been made to cover Cantonment Board areas of Rawalpindi.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2017.