Three-day anti-polio drive begins in parts of country

LAHORE (Dunya News) – A three-day anti-polio campaign in different cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, OPunjab and Balochistan has begun today (Monday).

According to Provincial Health Department in KP, over four million children below the age of five will be administered anti-polio drops during the campaign. More than twenty-seven thousand teams are visiting door-to-door to ensure vaccination of anti-polio drops to each and every child.

Holding a press conference in Peshawar, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has appealed the people to cooperate with the teams.

Meanwhile, Focal Person to Prime Minister on polio eradication Babar Bin Atta said that for the first time in 25 years, no action will be taken against those parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

On the other hand, Deputy Commissioner Lahore Saleha Saeed said five thousand teams have been constituted to administer anti-polio vaccine to 1.8 million children up to five years of age. 

Punjab CM Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed to monitor the performance of polio teams for smooth running of the drive. He said that any kind of negligence will not be tolerated in this regard.

Will protect the children of the country from this disease, he pledged.