Anti-polio drive in Faisalabad starts tomorrow

As many as 1.48 million children up to age of five years would be administered polio drops during the next anti-polio campaign which would continue from October 24 to 30 in the district and 4869 teams would perform duty during the campaign.

The anti-polio campaign in the district was inaugurated here on Saturday at a brick kiln near Sadhar fruits & vegetable market. Deputy Commissioner Imran Hamid Sheikh inaugurated the anti-polio campaign by administering the polio vaccine drops to the children. CEO DHA Dr.Kashif Kamboh, officers of DHA, owner of brick kiln and members of civil society were present on the occasion.

Expressing his views, the Deputy Commissioner said that the anti-polio campaign required deep attention and utmost responsibility to completely eradicate the polio virus from the country.

He directed that each and every child of up to five years age should be vaccinated. He said that he would himself check the performance of polio teams by visiting different areas of the district. He emphasized on continuing a wide awareness campaign for the information of the parents.

Deputy Commissioner said that the anti-polio campaign could only be made successful with the cooperation of the parents and all out sources of publicity should be utilized for mobilizing the parents to get their child administered polio drops. He said that administrative machinery would remain active during the polio campaign for supervision. He asked the DHA that the polio teams would reach each and every child under five year of age for administer the polio vaccine to rule out any chance of polio virus in future. He informed that a comprehensive security plan had also been devised for the protection of polio teams and the officers of district administration would also remain in the field to supervise the arrangements. He also met with little children residing near the brick kiln and took photos with them and asked them about going to school. He said that a school on brick kilns would be established for children and co-operation of parents in this regard is required.

CEO DHA informed that all arrangements had been finalized for successful implementation of the micro plan of the anti-polio campaign.

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