Nationwide anti-polio drive begins

Dunya News

The campaign will be continued till September 25.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – A five-day countrywide polio eradication campaign has begun on Monday to administer anti-polio vaccine to forty million children below five years age.

As per details, this is the first nationwide campaign in the country after four-month suspension due coronavirus outbreak.

The scope of this campaign is much larger and seeks to vaccinate all children under the age of five through door-to-door visits by almost 270,000 vaccinators in all four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.

The polio workers have received a comprehensive training on how to give the drops to the children safely within the COVID-19 context.

The polio eradication programme has put strict measures in place for all staff following the government’s set guidelines on COVID-19 preventative measures.

The campaign will be continued till September 25.