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Anti-polio campaign begins in KP

PESHAWAR: Three-day anti-polio campaign began in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. During the campaign, more than 6 million children under the age of five years will be vaccinated in the province.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony in Peshawar, the Minster for Health Taimur Saleem Jhagra said the government is committed to eradicate the polio disease.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sanaullah Abbasi (RPOs) directed the regional police officers (RPOs) to tighten security of the polio teams during the vaccination campaigns.

The districts include Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Buner, Torghar, Malakand, Swat, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Mohmand, Khyber and Bajaur.

A Rotary International delegation called on Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier on Feb 5, where they were briefed on the government’s efforts aimed at tackling poliovirus in the country.

Read More: New cases of poliovirus reported in Sindh, Balochistan, KP

The delegation led by the organization’s president was briefed over the country-wide immunization campaigns to tackle the virus. It was briefed that over 250,000 polio-workers were engaged during the process and more than 40 million children are administered polio drops in it.

The Rotary delegation lauded the efforts of the government.

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