Pishin DC vows complete eradication of polio

Says conducting polio campaigns repeatedly will ensure no child is left out


Our Correspondent March 13, 2018
PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

QUETTA: Sitting peacefully is out of the question till polio is completely eradicated as it is a virus that cripples children for life, says Pishin deputy commissioner.

Qaim Lashari said that help of Ulema, tribal elders and leaders was being sought for the eradication of the virus.

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He stated this while reviewing progress of polio teams during a meeting with them on Monday.

Lashari said 126,750 kids up to the age of five years would be administered polio drops under the current drive that would end on March 18. Twenty-seven transit points had also been established for the campaign.

For security of the anti-polio campaign, 208 police officers, 363 Levies personnel and 40 Frontier Corps personnel had been assigned.

He said, “Polio virus is a national issue and conducting campaigns repeated will ensure that not a single child is left out.”

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