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Anti-polio drive kicks-off in Lahore’s 94 union councils

LAHORE: A seven-day-long anti-polio drive on Monday kicked off in 94 union council of Lahore, ARY News reported.

The special drive has been launched in the area after detecting three polio cases in Lahore.

As per details, the drive will continue till May 19 in the selected union councils of the provincial capital.

More than 2,500 polio teams have been constituted to ensure smooth and secure conduct of the campaign.

The polio teams will visit door to door to administer anti polio drops to the children up to five years of age.

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Earlier on May 2, a new case of  polio was reported from the provincial capital of Punjab, making it the third case of the year to be surfaced from Lahore so far.

As per details, the polio virus was found in a two-year-old kid from Iqbal Town area of Lahore.

Until now, the toll of polio cases across Pakistan has reached to 10 in 2019. Three cases were reported each from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and tribal areas, while one was confirmed from Sindh.

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