Anti-polio campaign begins across Pakistan

Anti-polio campaign begins across Pakistan

Islamabad (Web Desk): Anti-polio campaign of varying duration started across the country from Monday.

According to details, anti-polio vaccine will be administered to the children upto five years of age.

In Punjab, 39,000 health workers are taking part in the the week-long campaign to administer anti-polio vaccine to over five million children in seven districts, including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Layyah and Mianwali, the Radio Pakistan reported.

In Sindh, the special anti-polio drive started in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions and other high-risk districts of Sindh from today while in Larkana, Sukkur and Shaheed Benazirabad divisions, the drive will start from Wednesday.

Over 30,000 polio workers will administer anti-polio vaccine to over 3.3 million children in the high risk union councils.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), about 2.6 million children will be administered anti-polio drops during a five day campaign. Over 11000 teams will take part in the campaign.

Similarly in Balochistan, 4,900 teams will administer anti-polio vaccine to 1.2 million children during a five day drive in 18 districts of the province.