Pindi launches five-day anti-polio campaign

Rawalpindi Commissioner Aamir Khattak and DC Dr Waqar Hassan Cheema inaugurated the anti-polio campaign

Our Correspondent February 27, 2024
Photo: Express


A five-day anti-polio campaign has been started in Rawalpindi district after the confirmation of poliovirus in environmental samples. As many as 786,756 children will be vaccinated against polio during the campaign.

Rawalpindi Commissioner Aamir Khattak and Deputy Commissioner Dr Waqar Hassan Cheema inaugurated the anti-polio campaign by administering polio drops to children. The commissioner and deputy commissioner said that in areas where children are denied polio vaccination, it should be ensured on the same day. “We must ensure a polio-free Pakistan,” he said.

The District Health Authority (DHA) has made arrangements to administer polio vaccination to children under five years of age in Gujar Khan, Kahuta, Kallar Syedan, Kotli Sattian, Murree Rawalpindi Cantt, Rawalpindi City, Rawalpindi Rural and Taxila. A total of 4,168 teams have been formed for the campaign, including 245 UCMs, 870 area in-charges, 3675 mobile teams, 330 fixed teams and 163 transit teams.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 27th, 2024.


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