Extensive OPV campaign in Karachi during December.


KARACHI -- Commissioner of Karachi, Iftikhar A Shallwani here on Wednesday said an extensive oral polio vaccination campaign would be initiated across Karachi in December.

Talking to media, following the inaugural ceremony of Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC), he said it was a matter of equal concern for all that polio cases are still being reported from Karachi too.

Acknowledging that faulty water and sanitation system, particularly in the slum areas of the metropolis city, was a contributory factor, the Commissioner said efforts would be expedited to improve vaccination coverage in high risk areas.

"Special measures are being introduced to help convince parents and families found to be refusing OPV vaccination of their children," said Commissioner of Karachi.


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