Anti-polio campaign to begin in KP, FATA on Dec 18 | Pakistan Today

Anti-polio campaign to begin in KP, FATA on Dec 18

ISLAMABAD: A three-day anti-polio campaign will begin in 17 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) from Monday (December 18).

According to provincial health department, the districts where the campaign would be initiated, included Kohat, Hangu, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Tank, Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi, Swat, Malakand, Chitral, Lower Dir, Upper Dir and Afghan refugee camps.

During the campaign, five million children would be administered anti-polio drops. Around 18,000 teams have been constituted to make door-to-door visits to ensure administering anti-polio drops to all children.

Polio teams would also be available at railway stations, bus stands and public places for the convenience of the general public. Tight security measures have been taken to ensure security of the polio teams during the fresh campaign.

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