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Anti-polio drive delayed till 21st

A three-day anti-polio vaccination campaign has been delayed till January 21 due to Dr Tahirul Qadri’s long march. Rawalpindi District Coordination Officer (DCO) Saqib Zafar presided over a meeting to launch the anti-polio drive, where it was decided that the campaign will be delayed till January 21 as proper security would not be available to the vaccination teams. It should be mentioned here that the district health department had demanded police protection for the vaccinators especially in high risk areas of the district after the killing of nine of their colleagues on December 17 and December 18. Health Executive District Officer Dr Zafar Iqbal Gondal said over 700,000 children across the district would be administered anti-polio drops during the three-day vaccination campaign.

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