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Anti-polio drive starts in Larkana district from Monday

KARACHI: All-out arrangements have been finalized for the National immunization campaign of Polio in Larkana district fr

10 Dec 2018

KARACHI: All-out arrangements have been finalized for the National immunization campaign of Polio in Larkana district from Monday, says District Health Officer (DHO) Larkana Dr. Abdul Rehman Balouch here

He said the children upto five years of age would be administered Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) during the three days campaign.

According to this campaign more than 306850  children of the Larkana district upto five years of age would be vaccinated Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) during the Four-day National polio campaign starting from December 10 to 13, to save them from the crippling disease of Polio.

812 mobile teams have been constituted which would visit all the areas including the remote, far-flung areas of the district to accomplish the task, he added.

He further said that three (5) Roaming polio teams have also been constituted in Larkana city to cover children during four days campaign.

He exhorted the parents to be cooperative with the visiting mobile polio teams to make the national anti-polio campaign complete success.

He also urged the religious scholars, elected representatives, NGOs and local community to make this campaign successful by involving their all-possible efforts so that the children of whole district could be immunized against this crippling disease.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018