RAWALPINDI: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Ali on Saturday said the anti-polio campaign had been extended for another day in order to achieve 100 per cent results.

Presiding over a meeting held to review the campaign, Mr Ali said the drive started on Dec 13 and continued till the 18th during which 99pc children were vaccinated. However 25,000 children could not be covered due to which the campaign has been extended for another day, he added.

The meeting was attended by District Health Authority Chief Executive Officer Dr Faiza Kanwal, District Health Officer Rawalpindi Dr Ehsan Ghani and other officials.

The deputy commissioner said field teams should visit homes in the evening as well as parks and public places and identify those children below five years of age who could not be vaccinated during the campaign.

The meeting discussed in detail the achievement of the polio campaign targets.

Published in Dawn, December 19th, 2021

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