Polio is a deadly disease, CS

General Peshawar

Peshawar: Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ghulam Dastagir Akhtar has said polio is a deadly disease and for its complete eradication, all of us would have to play our role.

This he said while presiding over a meeting with District Management on the polio eradication program at Peshawar
on Monday.

Chairperson President Oversight Committee Dr. Azra Pechuho, PM’s Focal Person for EPI, Shehnaz Wazir Ali, Member National Task Force , Senator Rubina Khalid, Dr. Altaf Bosan of PM Polio Monitoring Cell, representatives of UNICEF and WHO, Secretary Home, Secretary Health, Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners of Peshawar, Kohat, Malakand, Bannu, Mardan and other concerned authorities attended the meeting.

The meeting urged the need of coordinated efforts of all the concerned as well as cooperation of parents and Ulema for its complete eradication.

The meeting also thread barely discussed the polio eradication campaign carried out in various districts of the province and their progress.

The meeting decided to remove hurdles in this regard. District Peshawar was declared priority No. 1 area for polio
Eradication and for the purpose in all 97 union councils of Peshawar, doctor in each UC would be posted.

The meeting also decided that NID Program from April 15 to 17, 2013would be carried out according to schedule in
a fully fledged manner so as to ensure complete eradication of polio.