Countrywide anti-polio drive begins tomorrow

In Punjab, anti-polio drive will start in six specific districts from tomorrow, which will continue until 9th of this month.

During the drive, forty thousand polio workers will administer polio drops to a total of six point four million children up to five years of age, in districts of Lahore, Okara Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Mianwali.

A five-day anti-polio drive in 23 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa begins on Monday.

More than three point five million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops during the anti-polio drive.

Eighteen thousand and three hundred teams have been constituted which will visit door to door in these districts to administer polio drops to each and every child.

Meanwhile, seven day anti-polio drive will begin in 14 Districts of Balochistan on Monday.

Coordinator Emergency Operation Center Balochistan Syed Zahid Shah said due to expected heatwave in Nasirabad, Sibi, Jaffar Abad, Ustha Muhammad, Dera Bugti and Sohbatpur the anti-polio drive will
begin on 8th June.

He said during the drive, more than 1.8 million children up to five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops.

Source: Radio Pakistan