Preparations finalised to vaccinate 210,000 children against polio in Khyber


District administration Khyber has finalised all preparations for a seven-day polio campaign starting from January 24.

In this connection additional commissioner Khyber Noor Wali Khan chaired a meeting at the Commissioner Office which was attended by District Health Officer Dr Qasim Abbas, Tehsil Municipal Landi Kotal Shahbaz Khan and officials of health and the education department.

The meeting discussed in detail various issues regarding polio campaigns including refusal cases of polio vaccination and security measures. It was informed that 294 teams had been constituted to administer 210,000.

It was told that foolproof security measures had been made to provide security to vaccination teams. DC has requested parents to get their children protected from the deadly disease of polio by vaccinating them in the upcoming campaign.