Anti-Polio drive to start from May 23
RAWALPINDI—A five day anti-polio drive would start from May 23 in district Rawalpindi, to provide drops to 811,798 children to protect them from crippling disease.
Executive District Health Officer Dr. Arshad Ali Sabir told APP here Tuesday, the staff deployed for the campaign has been asked that no negligence in this regard would be tolerated.
He said 1850 polio teams, 270 health centers, 112 medical officers , 371 area incharges, allied hospitals and Tehsil Headquarter hospitals would participate in the drive.
We have taken special measures to further strengthen the campaign. He said that senior staff of the district health department would monitor the working of the teams. Special counters would be set up at public parks, railway stations, bus stands, wagon stands, airport and other transit points to administer antipolio drops to the children so that no child of five years is not left out of immunization, he added.
Dr. Arshad said the district health department was striving for making Rawalpindi district polio-free. He hoped the campaign would be result oriented and the set target would be achieved.—APP