Crippling virus: Polio drive starts in Bahawalpur

Published: February 22, 2017
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BAHAWALPUR: A three-day polio campaign was inaugurated in Bahawalpur on Tuesday. Bahawalpur Deputy Commissioner Rana Muhammad Saleem Afzal launched the drive by administering polio drops to a child at Civil Hospital.

At least 1,077 mobile teams, 157 fixed teams, 18 teams to cover various business centres and 20 teams for Cholistan Desert had been constituted. Besides, a two-day special round on February 24 and 25 would also be conducted to administer polio drops to left over children.

Saleem said: “Polio free society is vital to establish a vibrant, dynamic and highly skilled human resource base in the country.”

Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2017.

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