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Three-day anti-polio drive begins in different parts of country
August 26, 2019


A three-day anti-polio campaign started in Lahore on Monday.

Talking to newsmen in Lahore on Monday morning, Deputy Commissioner Lahore Saleha Saeed said five thousand teams have been constituted to administer anti-polio vaccine to 1.8 million children up to five years of age.

She urged parents to cooperate with polio teams to eradicate polio from the city.

Meanwhile, a three-day anti-polio campaign is underway in twenty-seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to Provincial Health Department, more than four million children below the age of five years will be administered anti-polio drops during the campaign.

Anti-polio vaccination drive also began in Quetta and Pishin districts of Balochistan.

Over four thousand teams have been constituted for administering polio drops to the children at their doorsteps.

Commissioner Hyderabad Division Muhammad Abbas Baloch inaugurated a three-day polio campaign by administering polio drops to a child at CDF Hospital Hyderabad today.

During three days of drive total 340383 children will be administered polio drops for which 1004 mobile teams, 117 fixed teams, and 23 transit teams have been established in the district.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of two new polio cases reported from Hyderabad.