LARKANA: Arrangements have been finalised for the national immunisation campaign of polio. As many as 306,850 children up to five years of age in Larkana district will be vaccinated during the four-day campaign starting today.
The campaign will continue till January 19. This was disclosed by district health officer (DHO) Larkana Dr Abdul Fateh Bughio on Sunday. He said the children will be administered oral polio vaccines during the campaign. He said 758 mobile teams have been constituted to visit areas in the district, including remote areas, to immunise the children.
He said that three roaming polio teams have also been constituted in Larkana city as well as 30 transit teams in the district, which will be posted at the railway station, bus stops and various markets of the district during the campaign. Dr Bughio requested parents to be cooperative with the visiting mobile polio teams to make the national anti-polio campaign a complete success.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 16th, 2017.