Anti-polio drive kicks off in Balochistan, KP, FATA today | Pakistan Today

Anti-polio drive kicks off in Balochistan, KP, FATA today

A three-day polio eradication campaign will begin in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA today (Monday).

According to a spokesman for Quetta’s Polio Emergency Centre, all arrangements have been made for the immunisation of over two million children in the province.

Reportedly, over 6,000 mobile teams have been formed while tough security arrangements have been made to avoid any untoward incident in Balochistan.

Health officials have requested parents to cooperate with the polio teams in order to secure the future of their children.

A three-day anti-polio campaign in 24 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) will also begin today. During the campaign, more than 55, 00,000 children under five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops.

The provincial health department has formed 15,398 mobile, fixed and transit teams for this purpose. Meanwhile, four-day anti-polio drive will also start in FATA today in which more than 9, 80,000 children would be administered anti-polio drops. Foolproof arrangements have been made for security of the polio teams.



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