Polio drive kicks off.

FAISALABAD -- Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ali Anan Qamar inaugurated the anti-polio campaign by administering polio vaccine drops to children in Allied Hospital here on Saturday and said that more than 1.536 million children would be vaccinated during week-long drive in Faisalabad.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that all necessary arrangements had been completed to start anti-polio drive from Monday (May 15, 2023). He added that 4,869 teams would perform duty during the campaign which would remain continue in the district up to May 21, 2023 to administer polio drives to the children up to the age of five years.

The DC said that anti-polio campaign required deep attention and utmost responsibility for complete eradication of polio virus. He directed the polio teams to ensure vaccination of each and every child in the district by approaching to the children of nomad and Pashtun families.

He said that he would positively check the performance of polio teams by visiting different areas of district.

He stressed the need for wide-range awareness campaign to sensitize the parents so that they could cooperate with polio teams for dispensing polio drops to their children.

Deputy Commissioner said that anti-polio campaign could...

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