LAHORE: The health department’s Sehat Muhafiz polio eradication teams will visit door-to-door to vaccinate about 8 million children below the age of five years in 12 districts of Punjab, during a drive starting from Monday, May 7. The districts include Lahore, Sheikhupura, DG Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, RY Khan, Layyah, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Rawalpindi and Attock. “Due to ongoing circulation of virus in K-P, Balochistan and Sindh, the government has decided to hold a campaign in the districts which share boundaries with the other three provinces as well as cities which have huge population movement from the polio-affected areas,” Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Khawaja Imran Nazir said in a statement on Friday.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2018.
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