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Anti-polio campaign launched across Pakistan

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 12 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Feb 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 12 months ago
Anti-polio campaign launched across Pakistan

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.”

 

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      saima  April 28, 2019 10:13 pm/ Reply

    the strong, well planned public awareness programme, dramas, videos and sharing of facts is badly needed to satisfy the questions of folks. you can’t impose it by force anymore. #fusionstories
    do polio drops cause infertility(banjhpan) in children? why this vaccine is not given in america n europe? why Bill gates investing too much in muslim countries and many more answers to these questions are here…https://fusionstor-ies.blogspot.com/2019/04/polio-pakistan-compaigns-infertility-questions.html

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