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Anti-polio drive starts today

July 02, 2018

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RAWALPINDI: Some 2,000 polio teams including 1,500 mobile ones, 217 fixed points, 90 transit points, 187 union council medical officers and 400 area in-charges will be administering polio drops to 750,000 children of less than five years of age in tehsil Rawalpindi, Taxila, Gujar Khan and city and Cantt areas of Rawalpindi from Monday onwards, District Health Officer Dr Zeeshan told this agency.

The DHO said polio workers have been trained with the coordinated efforts of the government and the World Health Organisation. He urged citizens, particularly parents, to come forward and play their role in eliminating the disease from the country.

Special teams have also been formed to cover areas from where complaints about unattended children were registered, he added.

Published in Dawn, July 2nd, 2018