Thursday, October 21, 2021  | 14 Rabiulawal, 1443
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > Government

Anti-polio campaign launched across Pakistan

13.2m children under five years of age will be vaccinated

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Feb 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

13.2m children under five years of age will be vaccinated


The government has launched a countrywide immunisation campaign with the aim to eradicate polio from Pakistan. 

Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuh inaugurated the special OPV/IPV campaign in Sindh on Monday.

In Punjab, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar inaugurated the drive by administering polio drops to children at the Government Central Model School, Rattigan Road, Lahore. Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid administered OPV to a child in Lahore as part of the ongoing campaign.

Related: Two more polio cases surface in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

At least 13.2 million children under five years of age will be vaccinated during the drive.

The anti-polio drive is under way in Karachi, Peshawar, Qila Abdullah, and Pishin, said Rana Muhammad Safdar, the coordinator of the National Emergency Operations Centre for Polio Eradication. “At least 90,000 vaccinators are taking part in the national campaign.”

 

FaceBook WhatsApp
 
HOME  
 
 

One Comment

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 

 
 
 

MOST READ
MOST READ
Weather update: Pakistan braces for colder days from Oct 22
Does Pakistan have laws on cryptocurrency, asks court
FIR registered for misuse of official vehicle in Lahore
No-confidence move tabled against Jam Kamal Khan
IMF outlook projects lower inflation rates for Pakistan
Thieves try to break open ATM in Karachi
PM suggests targeted subsidies to counter rising inflation
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp