Five-day Polio Drive To Start From 21st In Bahawalpur District

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Five-day polio drive to start from 21st in Bahawalpur district

Total of 606,507 children under the age of five years would be administered anti-polio drops in Bahawalpur district during a five-day anti-polio drive from January 21 onwards

BAHAWALPUR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Jan, 2019 ) :Total of 606,507 children under the age of five years would be administered anti-polio drops in Bahawalpur district during a five-day anti-polio drive from January 21 onwards.

Chairing a meeting, Bahawalpur Deputy Commissioner Shozab Saeed reviewed the arrangements for anti-polio campaign. District Health Authority Chief Executive Officer Dr Fayyaz Anwar, District Polio Coordinator Dr Muhammad Zakir were also present at the occasion.

Chief Executive Officer District Health Authority Bahawalpur Dr Fayyaz Anwar briefed that the five-day door-to-door campaign would continue till January 25.

As many as 1,507 teams of District Health Authority including 1,199 mobile teams, 166 fixed teams and 123 transit teams will perform duties in the three-day campaign. Besides, 18 roaming teams will perform duties at main markets of the city.

Total 122 Union Council Medical Officers and 278 Area In-charges would monitor the campaign.

The meeting was told that Bahawalpur is a polio-free district due to meritorious efforts of the District Government.

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