Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Urges For Collective Efforts To Make Country Polio Free

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Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi urges for collective efforts to make country polio free

Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Chaudary Muhammad Ali Randhawa Wednesday said polio was a National issue and it was responsibility of all to play an effective role to make the country polio free

RAWALPINDI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Apr, 2019 ) :Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Chaudary Muhammad Ali Randhawa Wednesday said polio was a National issue and it was responsibility of all to play an effective role to make the country polio free.

Chairing a meeting to review anti-polio arrangements, he directed health department to devise best plan for anti-polio campaign to be started from April 22.

The DC said that as environmental samples for polio virus tested positive for last 11 months, there was need to revise anti-polio plan on scientific basis.

The DC directed the officials to give special attention to those areas of the district which had been marked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as low performing.

On the occasion, Chief Executive Officer Health briefed the meeting that with the coordinated efforts of government and WHO, polio workers had been trained to accomplish the target set of vaccinating 864,977 children below five years of age.

He informed that 29,258 children were administered polio drops in seven high risk union councils 3,7,8,9,11and 37 during March 25 to April 1.

Sharing details of arrangement for Anti-Polio Campaign, he said that 2503 mobile teams,295 fixed points,118 transit points,226 Union council medical officers and 595 area incharges would administer polio drops to above 864,977 children less than five years in the district.

He said along-with all government initiatives, active participation of parents was needed to make the campaign successful.

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