Govt taking all possible steps to eradicate polio from country: Patel.

ISLAMABAD -- Minister for National Health Services (NHS) Abdul Qadir Patel said on Monday that government was taking all possible measures to make Pakistan polio-free and appealed the parents to cooperate with polio teams and secure future of their children by allowing them drops of anti-polio vaccine.

Talking to a private news channel, he said that five-day national polio eradication drive kicked off on Monday, where approximately 43.3 million children under the age of five years would be administered anti-polio vaccine.

He said that the government has chalked out a comprehensive national emergency programme against polio, which was being carried out across the country in collaboration with the provinces.

Around 340,000 frontline workers will take part in...

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