Countrywide anti-polio drive starts today

Anti-polio drive begins today across Pakistan

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: National Coordinator of Polio Eradication Program Dr. Rana Safdar, has said that a countrywide anti-polio drops campaign to started across country including Azad and Gilgit Baltistan today (Monday).

He claimed that the anti-polio drive will target 39 million children across country.

He urged the people to cooperate with polio teams to administer drops to their children against this crippling disease.

According to the Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication Babar Bin Atta, “the country has the best opportunity to stop transmission of poliovirus, and it’s time to gear up our support to the brave frontline workers enabling them to reach and vaccinate every child”.

During this campaign starting on April 22, a total of 260,000 frontline workers will go door to door across all provinces and towns to ensure more than 39 million children receive two drops of the polio vaccine which will protect them against the poliovirus.

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