Anti-polio campaign in different cities of Pakistan enters its third day
According to details, today is the final day of the anti-polio campaign in 15 districts of Balochistan. The campaign is also active in 83 districts across Pakistan. In Karachi, the anti-polio campaign is going on even in its third day. During the drive, which will last till February 18, polio drops will be administered to as many as 2.164 million children.
The previous day, several families in Karachi’s Sultanabad area had refused to have their children vaccinated. As per anti-polio authorities, as many as six thousand police personnel have been deployed for the security of the polio teams.
Stringent security measures have been taken for the anti-polio campaign in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. In the twin cities, the campaign would last till five days.
Meanwhile in Balochistan, today is the last day of the anti-polio campaign in as many as 15 districts. According to the health department of Balochistan, various districts of the province as well as the provincial capital have benefited from the anti-polio drive. As many as 1.6 million children have been administered polio drops under the strict security provided by Levies, Police and FC personnel.
Strict security measures were also taken in Peshawar as well as other areas of KP, as polio teams administered polio drops to children on the third day of the campaign.