Countrywide anti-polio drive starts.


Byline: Rahul Basharat

ISLAMABAD -- Countrywide anti-polio drive to immunize around 40 million children commenced on Monday with the coordinated efforts of members the parliament and union councils to engage the population at grass roots level. Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on NHS Dr. Zafar Mirza on the start of the campaign said that a comprehensive and solid policy has been devised for the elimination of the polio virus. He said that Parliamentarians and union council representatives are fully participating in the campaign to engage maximum population to immunize their children. A statement issued here by the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) said that over the coming days, over 260,000 frontline polio workers will go door-to-door to ensure approximately 39.5 million children under the age of five receive the polio vaccine.

The campaign was...

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