Over 75k children vaccinated against polio in DG Khan

More than 170,000 children inoculated in Taunsa

Our Correspondent September 21, 2022


Polio eradication campaign launched in selected areas of Dera Ghazi Khan has been completed. The five-day campaign started on September 12 and culminated on September 16.

The campaign was launched in the flood-hit tehsils of Dera Ghazi Khan. Three tehsils were made part of the campaign.

The tehsils which were included in the campaign are Taunsa, DG Khan and tribal areas. More than 756,000 children were vaccinated in the campaign. In DG Khan tehsil, over 532,000 children were vaccinated. While in Taunsa and tribal areas more than 170,000 and 50,000 children were vaccinated respectively.

On the hand campaign is underway in Rajanpur. Teams are going door-to-door in the flood-hit district after water level subsided. More than 750,000 children will be vaccinated in the five-day campaign.

The district was part of the National Immunisation Days campaign. But the campaign was postponed after floods hit the district.

Earlier chairing a meeting in August, the head of the polio programme in Punjab and EOC Coordinator Syedah Ramallah Ali had directed Mianwali, Layyah, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, and RY Khan districts to make proper assessments of flooded areas through high-level officials including DDHOs and vaccinate all children against polio by September 26.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 21st, 2022.


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