Polio vaccination teams spreading awareness on coronavirus

Published: March 19, 2020


ISLAMABAD: Polio teams busy in inoculation of children are also spreading awareness about precautionary and preventive measures against the coronavirus epidemic.

Wherever they go, the vaccinators distribute pamphlets containing information about the disease, Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar said on Wednesday.

He was chairing a meeting held to review coronavirus precautionary measures adopted in the capital.

Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on CDA Affairs Ali Nawaz Awan, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat, senior officials of Pims and CDA were present in the meeting. Umar said closure of educational institutions, marriage halls, recreational spots, gyms and other public places would continue.

Meanwhile, a public awareness session to combat coronavirus was held at Women Development Centre of Social Welfare Department.

Social Welfare Assistant Director Akram Mirza said that social welfare organisations should coordinate with the community leaders and hold sessions about the guidelines for the protection from coronavirus.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2020.

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