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Anti-polio campaign starts on Monday across country
December 09, 2018

Anti-polio campaign of varied duration will start in different districts across the country from Monday.

In one hundred eighty eight union councils of Karachi, two point four million children will be administered anti-polio vaccine during five-day campaign.

Special security arrangements have also been made by the government to provide security to the polio teams.

In Punjab, all preparations have been completed for a five day anti-polio drive starting from tomorrow.

In this connection, the provincial Emergency Operations Center has constituted over forty eight thousand teams to vaccinate under-five years children all over the province.

The Center has activated social media accounts and set up helpline to receive complaints regarding the polio eradication campaign.

Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has directed all district and health authorities for comprehensive preparations to achieve all targets set by the government.

A three-day anti-polio campaign also begins in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tomorrow.

A spokesman of the Provincial Health Department told our Peshawar correspondent that about five-point nine million children will be administered anti-polio vaccine during the campaign. 

More than twenty-seven thousand teams have been constituted which will visit door to door to ensure administering anti-polio drops to all the children up to five years of age. 

The spokesman said thirty-two thousand personnel of police and other law enforcing agencies have been deputed for security of polio teams.