Anti-polio campaign underway across Pakistan

Anti-polio campaign underway across Pakistan

Islamabad (Web Desk): A five-day anti-polio campaign began across the country on Monday.

According to details, approximately 43.3 million children under the age of five years will be administered anti-polio vaccine during the campaign.

A supplementary dose of Vitamin A drops will also be administered to children aged 6 to 59 months.

Around 340,000 frontline workers will take part in the campaign to administer vaccine to the children at their doorsteps, the Radio Pakistan reported.

Earlier, inaugurating the campaign last week, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had assured that the government would take all measures to eradicate this crippling disease from the country. 

He directed the federal and provincial governments and district management to address the challenge of persistently missed children, refusals and fake finger marking during the campaign.