Polio campaign in Sindh to begin from Monday.

KARACHI -- Provincial Minister for Health Dr Azra Pechuho said on Friday that the polio campaigns in Sindh are being carried out in a very good manner and no case of polio has been reported in the last two and half year She said this in an important meeting of the Provincial Task Force on Polio Eradication held here at the Sindh Secretariat. It was chaired by Chief Secretary Sindh Dr Muhammad Sohail Rajput and co chaired by Provincial Minister for Health Dr Azra Pechoho.

The meeting was attended by Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon, Secretary Health Zulfiqar Shah, additional IG Karachi Javed Alam Odhu, Secretary School Education Ghulam Akbar Leghari, Coordinator Emergency Operations Center Fayaz Abbasi, CO PPHI Javed Ali and representatives of Rotary International , members of EOC Sindh while all the divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners have participated through video link. She further said that a polio campaign would be launched in the province from Monday. She requested the parents to cooperate with the polio teams and immunize children up to 5 years of age. The provincial Health Minister said that the role of social mobilizer's and influencers should be made more effective to persuade parents who earlier refused to administer polio drops.

Chief Secretary Sindh Dr Muhammad Sohail Rajput directed all the Deputy Commissioners to launch the polio campaign in full swing and said that 100% of the targets set for the polio campaign should be achieved and no shortcomings would be tolerated in the polio campaign. 'Last mile towards...

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