Pakistan

Three-day anti-polio drive begins across country

ISLAMABAD: An aggressive three-day anti-polio campaign underway in Sindh, FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and six districts of Punjab.

More than 6.6 million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas.

Over 2.5 million children would be administered anti-polio drops in Kasur, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Hafizabad and Rawalpindi districts of Punjab during the campaign.

In Gilgit Baltistan, 220,000 children up to five years of age will be administered anti polio drops.

In Kotli district, of Mirpur division 142,000 children upto five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops.

Five day anti-polio drive begins in 15 districts of Balochistan today, while the drive in remaining 15 districts will be started next week. More than 1.3 million children under the age of five years will be administered anti-polio drive in the province.

Polio teams are also available at railway stations, bus stands and public places to ensure administering anti-polio drops to every child.

Special security measures have been taken to ensure security of polio teams.

According to endpolio.com.pk, total 20 cases were reported across Pakistan in 2016.

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