our correspondent
The five-day anti-polio campaign continued for the second consecutive day in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wherein over 1.6 million children were vaccinated against the crippling disease on the first day of the drive.
Coordinator, Emergency Operation Center, Abdul Basit told media persons on Tuesday that Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Kazim Niaz was personally monitoring the campaign in the field which was underway in a smooth manner.
Following directives of Chief Secretary KP, Coordinator Emergency Operation Center, Abdul Basit after visiting Kohat has reached Lakki Marwat to review and monitor the ongoing campaign. The Coordinator met with anti-polio workers and stressed for maintaining best standard and performance during the drive.
After a break of six months this was the first anti-polio drive to start simultaneously in the entire Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
During the ongoing drive a target of around 6536000 children has been set for vaccination for which 28528 teams have been formed in the province.
Coordinator Abdul Basit said to reach out to every house and child was the main target of the ongoing anti-polio drive. He said the polio teams and workers were also strictly following the prescribed SOPs for coronavirus.