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Countrywide Polio vaccination campaign to kick off from Monday

April 22, 2012


The file image shows a health worker in the field for anti-polio campaign. – AP Photo

ISLAMABAD: Begum Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Sector Polio Vaccination and focal person on Polio Eradition, has said the three-day polio vaccination expedition campaign will be started from Monday.

Talking to Radio Pakistan, she said polio teams will go house to house to administer polio drops to every child below the age of five years.

She said about 33.4 million children will be administered polio vaccination during the campaign to get rid of the fatal disease.

She said the government machinery at every level will coordinate with the concerned staff in this expedition.

She added that Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has advised Governor Khaber PakhtunKwa and Prime Minister Azas Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to accord top priority to the campaign for ensuring that not a single child may deprive of vaccination.

Prime Minister also advised them to supervise vaccination expedition by themselves and get independent report from different areas to ensure vaccination of every child in far flung areas, adding, polio vaccination teams will try to reach even difficult areas of Faderally Administered Tribal Areas with the help of security personnels.