Three-day Anti Polio drive in 10 districts from today

Published on – October 9, 2017 – 3:30 am
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QUEETA: Three Days Anti Polio campaign in 177 union councils of the ten districts of Balochistan will kick off from Monday, said Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Balochistan Coordinator Syed Faisal Ahmed.


QUEETA:  Three Days Anti Polio campaign in 177 union councils of the ten districts of Balochistan will kick off from Monday, said Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Balochistan Coordinator Syed Faisal Ahmed.

He further added that during the campaign more than 648,441 children will be administered polio vaccine. Security arrangements for the campaign had been completed.

He said that during the campaign, around 2031 teams will be in the field with 1723 mobile teams, 187 fixed sites and 121 transit points.

The campaign will start in these districts Barkhan, Jaffarabad, Qila Saifullah, Loralai, Dera Bugti, Naseerabad, Zhob, Sherani Kohlu and Jhal Magsi.

He assured to have full proof security arrangements with the deployment of Balochistan Levies, police and frontier corps personnel.

He said, adding that the poliovirus is still present in the province and we are worried that the virus could affect the other children as well.

It is the responsibility of the parents to cooperate with the polio workers administering polio drops to their children.

He said the supports received and steps carried out by the Balochistan government are satisfactory.

Syed Faisal Ahmed further added that the role of parents in the polio campaign is crucial and besides that the role of civil society and religious clerics is also important. He said we have got the support from the representatives of municipal committee as well.

He also asked Media to play its role for the success of the polio campaign.