Polio eradication top priority: Dr Rashid

Health minister says govt utilising all-out sources to curb polio in the province.

Our Correspondent July 30, 2021
A health worker administers anti-polio drops to a child in Hyderabad. PHOTO: INP


Punjab Health Minister Dr Yamin Rashid has said the government was utilising all-out sources to curb polio in the province.

Chairing a meeting of the Provincial Anti-Polio Task Force held at Darbar Hall of the Civil Secretariat here on Thursday, she urged the need of making joint efforts by all stakeholders to eradicate polio.

She said a comprehensive anti-polio campaign was being launched in 11 districts of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura, Rawalpindi, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Muzaffargarh and Okara from August 2 to 6.

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Dr Yasmin Rashid assured that she would personally monitor anti-polio campaign. She said that more than 9.4 million children would be administered polio vaccine during this campaign.

She said the training had been imparted to all polio workers to turn this anti-polio campaign in success.

She said more than 67,000 staff members of more than 27,000 polio teams would perform their duties in the anti-polio campaign. She said that polio workers had also been trained for coronavirus SOPs.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2021.


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