PM inaugurates anti-polio drive.


ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday urged the nation to join the government's antipolio efforts to ensure the uninterrupted journey of the national economic development and for building a positive image of the country. Addressing the launching ceremony of the National Immunization Campaign here, the prime ministersaid the eradication of the polio virus was vital for both the children as well as the future of the whole nation. During the three-day drive starting on December 16, around 39.6 million children would be vaccinated across the country by around 260,000 vaccinators. The campaign is being held in what is called the low season in which the virus usually weakens due to winter and is eliminated through such vaccination drives. The prime minister, who earlier also administered polio drops to the children, advised the mothers, having children of up to five years...

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