2,200 polio refusal cases in Rawalpindi

Vaccination campaign will end on February 28


Our Correspondent February 27, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: Some 2,200 polio-refusal cases have come forward during the ongoing polio drive in Rawalpindi District. Further, some 16 Union Councils (UCs) will be specially focused during the ongoing polio drive in Rawalpindi district while it will end on February 28. Moreover, teams from the World Health Organisation (WHO) have expressed satisfaction whereas they have commenced the quality assessment of the campaign in the specially focused 16 UCs. The Chief Executive of District Health Authority, Dr. Muhammad Rashid, said the anti-polio campaign in sensitive union councils where wild poliovirus was detected in environmental samplings will continue till the end of February in which children up to 10 years of age will be vaccinated.  

Published in The Express Tribune, February 26th, 2019.

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