Anti-polio campaign: Three-day drive at SHC from Jan 21

The drive will allow around 1,900 members of the SHC Bar to get their children vaccinated.

Our Correspondent January 21, 2013

KARACHI: With anti-polio campaigners facing serious security threats, the Sindh High Court (SHC) and its bar association have come together to join the efforts to eradicate the crippling disease. A three-day drive to administer polio vaccination drops to the children of lawyers and court staff will begin inside the high court premises from January 21. SHC Chief Justice Mushir Alam will inaugurate the campaign. The anti-polio drive will allow around 1,900 members of the SHC Bar Association and hundreds of members of the provincial bar council, district bar associations and over 700 employees of the high court to get their children vaccinated. “Even the litigants visiting the court during the three days can get their children immunised,” said a member of the SHC’s Clinic Committee, which will supervise the campaign in collaboration with the town administration. “The Saddar town health department will provide 3,000 vaccine vials. The quantity may be increased in proportion to the number of the children,” a health officer told The Express Tribune.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 21st, 2013.



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