Polio campaign: Vaccination camps set up at toll plazas

Published: December 30, 2010
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Children of commuters passing through these toll plazas will be administered polio drops. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

Children of commuters passing through these toll plazas will be administered polio drops. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

LAHORE:  The National Highway and Motorway Police (NHMP) in collaboration with UNICEF and the Health Department have set up special camps regarding the polio drive on all 57 toll plazas in the province.

Children of commuters passing through these toll plazas will be administered polio drops, said NHMP inspector general (IG) Dr Wasim Kausar while examining the polio drive preparations at the Lahore headquarters. Dr Kausar said that children are our future and the government would provide them with a polio-free environment. He praised the NHMP’s cooperation with the UNICEF and the Health Department in this regard.

The IG said that the motorway police have so far administered polio drops to 250,000 children in seven drives. He said that all motorway police officials have been given trauma handling training at the Jinnah Hospital and General Hospital in Lahore and PIMS in Islamabad, and they were ready to handle emergency situations. He said the UNICEF has acclaimed the motorway police services at international level.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2010.

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