CS directs distt administrators to ensure highest quality campaigns for polio eradication.


PESHAWAR -- Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Kazim Niaz Monday shown confidence in the divisional and district administration to eradicate the menace of polio from the respective regions.

He directed commissioners and deputy commissioners to ensure that district polio control rooms (DPCRs) were optimally functional and provide the required stewardship to the field staff.

He said this while chairing a meeting on Polio eradication initiative (PEI) here at the Chief Secretary Office.

Chairperson Provincial Standing Committee on Health, MPA Dr Sumaira Shams, Secretary Home and Tribal Affairs, Secretary Population Welfare Department, Secretary Secondary and Elementary Education KPK, Secretary Information, Special Secretary Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, CCPO Peshawar, all divisional commissioners, National and Provincial EOC Coordinator, Deputy Commissioners, Director EPI, Dr Saleem, Team Leads UNICEF, Team Leads WHO, representatives of BMGF, Team Leads N Stop were also present on the occasion.

'Highest quality campaigns hold the key to success and there shall be no negligence in achieving quality campaigns," said Dr Kazim Niaz.

Chief Secretary directed Health Department to include salary increase of front line workers saying that providing conducive environment and good remuneration to the front line workers was the prime responsibility of the government and it should be implemented before the December round of anti-polio drive.

He underscored the need for robust essential immunization plan in the province with specific focus on under performing districts and urgent expansion of functional EPI centers in the province.'Enriching polio program with other health and nutrition...

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