PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that 4.6 million children would be administered polio drops during the five-day polio campaign in 21 districts of the province.
The chief minister KP said this on Wednesday while launching the anti-polio immunisation campaign in the province.
The chief minister said, “The KP government is fully committed to eradicating poliovirus from the province and all available resources are being used for this purpose.”
While talking about the Metro Bus Project in Peshawar, he said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit on Thursday. He said that the BRT Peshawar would provide state of the art travelling facility to the people at affordable fares in the provincial capital.
The BRT project consists of a 27.5 kilometers main track with 31 stations.
The polio vaccination campaign will be carried out in 21 districts of KP. Overall, 4.6 million children would be administered polio drops during the five days campaign, while 19 polio teams have been formed for the vaccination campaign.
Strict coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) would be followed during the anti-polio campaign as workers have been provided with adequate training for the purpose
Earlier, the federal government decided to launch an anti-polio immunisation campaign in the country ahead of the month of Muharram from August 13 over security reasons. The campaign would be launched in 130 districts of the country as well as parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). Around 225,000 polio workers will take part in the drive.
The polio immunisation drive would be launched in Punjab and Sindh province on August 15, covering 9.26 million children in 41 districts of Sindh and 17.86 million children in 33 districts of the Punjab province.
The anti-polio campaign will begin on 17 August in Balochistan and AJK, covering 2.1 million children in 25 districts of the former area.