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Anti-polio campaign kicks off countrywide

ISLAMABAD: An anti-polio campaign has begun countrywide on Monday with the government's resolve to root out the crippling disease from the country. In Punjab, more than seven million children will be administrated polio vaccine in 12 highly sensitive districts during the campaign. The districts include Lahore, Sheikhupura, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzafargarh, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Layyah, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Attock. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a total of 8,96,205 children below the age of five…

Anti-polio strategy: caretaker CM calls task force meeting on July 2

KARACHI: While formulating anti- polio strategy to face the challenges, Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazul-ur-Rehman has called a task force meeting on July 2. "No polio case has been detected in Sindh in the last one year, however, Karachi and Qambar-Shahdadkot districts have been rated as high risk areas," this was revealed in a meeting held here at the CM House on Monday under the chairmanship of the CM to review performance of polio programme. The meeting was attended by Provincial Coordinator POCC Shahnaz Wazir…

Three-day anti polio drive begins across Pakistan

KARACHI: A three-day anti-polio campaign across the country has been launched on Monday (today) amid stringent security measures. According to Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for polio, various teams have been formed and sent to numerous districts of all four provinces including Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The Sindh EOC coordinator told media that the campaign has been launched in 21 districts of the province including Karachi, Dadu, Ghotki, Jacobabad, Qambar, Kashmore, Larkana, Shikarpur, Sukkur,…

Three-day anti-polio drive underway in KP, Balochistan

PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio drive has been underway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 16 districts of Balochistan, ARY News reported on Monday.     In the anti-polio campaign health workers will administer vaccine to 5.6 million children in the targeted districts of the two provinces. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about 18,000 teams will take part in the campaign to administer anti-polio drops to more than five point six million children below the age of five years. Anti-polio drops will also be administered to children in 77…

Three-day anti-polio drive to begin in Fata tomorrow

PESHAWAR: A three-day anti-polio campaign will kick off on November 23 (Wednesday) in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) under the supervision of political agents, commissioners, military and paramilitary forces. Around 1, 022, 665 children of up to five years of age will be administered polio drops with the help of 4, 146 polio teams including 3, 753 mobile teams, 292 fixed and 101 transit teams from Nov 23 to 25. Read More: Four Pakistani polio workers awarded in France Polio drive will start in…