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Special anti-polio drive begins in 11 districts of KP

219,000 children to be immunized in five-day anti-polio drive
APP
ABBOTTABAD
A special five-day anti-polio drive began in eleven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday.
The campaign is being launched in Torghar, Upper Kohistan, Lower Kohistan, Kolai Palas, Shangla, Battagram, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Charsadda and Mohmand districts.
More than one-million children below the age of five will be administered anti-polio drops during the campaign.
The government has devised comprehensive plan for security of the polio teams.
Parents have been appealed to cooperate with polio workers to eliminate this menace from the province.
Meanwhile, the 2nd five-day long anti-polio drive launched here at Women and Children Hospital Abbottabad by former PTI Member national assembly Dr. Azhar Jadoon.
During the drive as many as 219000 children of the district Abbottabad would be vaccinated, 960 anti-polio drive teams would work to administer polio drops to vulnerable children while the health department has established 34 centers.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Azhar Jadoon said it is our collective responsibility to not only immunize our own under children under the age of 5 years but also convince refusing parents.
District Health Officer (DHO) Abbottabad Dr. Minhas while briefing said that health teams through door to door campaign would vaccinate children under 5 years of age in every nook and corner of the district.
We have also deputed 18 officers including district administration, health and WHO representatives those would monitor the campaign on daily biases, he added.
Medical Superintendent DHQ Abbottabad Dr. Aqeel Bangash, DDHO Dr. Shahzad Iqball, EPI in-charge Dr. Ishafaq, WHO representatives and EPI staff was present.



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