Eradication of polio ‘a collective target’

Published: November 4, 2018
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Balochistan Chief Secretary Dr Akhtar Nazeer has said that eradicating polio virus from Balochistan is a collective target of all stakeholders.

“Team work is mandatory for achieving the objective of a polio-free province,” said the chief secretary while presiding over a meeting of the Polio Task Force on Saturday.

Claiming that the anti-polio drive was in the decisive phase, he urged the authorities to increase the pace of the drive so as to provide a healthy environment to the future generations as soon as possible.

Nazeer directed the district administrations to ensure that polio teams reach far-flung areas of the province to administer polio vaccine. He also instructed the authorities to provide security to the polio teams and facilitate them with whatever needed for the eradication of the virus.

The chief secretary expressed the hope that the province would soon be polio-free, and urged the parents to ensure that their children were administered polio drops.

Secretary Health Hafiz Abdul Majid, the DIG Quetta and representatives of UNICEF and WHO attended the meeting.

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