PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtonkhwa government formally launched on Sunday the anti-polio campaign ‘Sehat Ka Insaf’ in the provincial capital, ARY News reported.
The campaign kicked off today at 8am and will continue till 5pm every Sunday. The authorities said the anti-polio drive would last till three months. Section-144 has also been imposed in the city with a ban on motorbike riding during the aforementioned time period. They said 50 union councils will be covered in the campaign.
According to World Health Organization, Peshawar is an epicenter of polio. It is believed that administering polio drops to children in KP is not an easy exercise and security to polio volunteers is also a major concern.
Around 90 percent of polio virus of the entire country is found in Peshawar, thus leading to major spread of the disease in the capital city of KP.
The provincial government also announced that Rs 1000 cash will be given to children who complete course on 'prevention from diseases' in 12 districts of the province.