As many as 717,694 children under the age of five years will be administered anti-polio drops in the district during the anti-polio drive starting from November 30 in Bahawalpur.
Bahawalpur Deputy Commissioner Muzaffar Khan Sial reviewed the arrangements for the three-day campaign.
Focal Person Dr Zaki Ali briefed the deputy commissioner that the teams will visit schools to administer anti-polio drops and ensure that no child is left out.
He stated that 1,770 teams had been constituted for the campaign which included 1,464 mobile teams, 167 fixed teams and 133 transit teams.
A total of five special teams had been formed to administer anti-polio vaccines to children residing in the Cholistan area and at river banks.
The campaign will be monitored by 296 area in-charges, 122 Union Council Monitoring Officers and six tehsil supervisors.
The door-to-door campaign will continue from November 30 to December 2. The days of December 3 and December 4 were reserved for the remaining children.
The DC directed to use masks, gloves and hand sanitisers during the campaign in order to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
He further said that all-out efforts were needed to make the campaign successful and make the district polio-free. “Polio workers must be trained periodically for capacity building.”
Published in The Express Tribune, November 26th, 2020.