Anti-polio drive begins in K-P, FATA, Balochistan

Published: October 9, 2017
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Special security measures have been taken to avoid any untoward incident during the campaign. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Special security measures have been taken to avoid any untoward incident during the campaign. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A three-day anti-polio campaign has kicked off from today (Monday) in selected areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), frontier regions and Balochistan, said Radio Pakistan.

According to Health Directorate K-P, the campaign has been launched in Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Karak, Tank, Bannu and Hangu districts of the province, South Waziristan Agency and frontier regions.

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During the campaign, more than one million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops.

Children in Quetta, Barkhan, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad, Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Zhob, Dera Bugti, Kohlu and Sherani districts of Balochistan will be given polio drops on Monday.

According to the provincial Coordinator Polio Emergency Operation Centre, Syed Faisal Ahmed, during the campaign, more than 600,000 children below the age of five will be administered the anti-polio vaccination.

Special security measures have been taken to avoid any untoward incident during the campaign.

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