ISLAMABAD: After environmental samples in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi turned up positive, the prime minister’s focal person on polio supervised an ongoing immunisation drive in the capital. Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq paid surprise visits to different localities of the capital, including the slums located on the outskirts, where polio workers were working. “Our Sehat Muhafiz have brought us so close to polio eradication and we cannot afford to relax, hence me and the leadership of EOC have come out to support our valiant teams in getting rid of this disease completely,” she said as she directed that every child should be immunised without fail. “Pakistan has recorded historic low number of cases in 2017 and we do not want to lose this opportunity to defeat this crippling virus by being vigilant, proactive and persistent,” said the Senator.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 20th, 2017.