PESHAWAR – A five-day anti-polio campaign was started here on Monday to vaccinate around 6.4 million children aged up to five years across the province.
According to the Health Department, over 29000 teams have been constituted to achieve this set target and special emphasis would be laid on areas showing refusal cases besides ensuring strict implementation of standard operating procedures against coronavirus.
A total of 29000 teams including 25980 mobile, 1909 fixed, 1052 transit teams while 146 would be roaming teams for effective monitoring of the campaign. As many as 7133 area in-charges have been deputed. Fool-proof security measures have been adopted to provide security cover to the anti-polio workers.
Concentrated efforts were needed to eliminate polio from the society and everyone had to put his share in these endeavours, said an official of the Health Department. With cogent efforts, he said, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be a polio-free province. Fool-proof security measures had been adopted to provide security cover to the anti-polio workers, he added.
Chief Secretary KP Dr Kazim Niaz said tangible steps were underway to wipe out polio virus in the province and the district administrations had been directed to utilise all available resources in this regard. He also urged upon the general public to vaccinate their children against polio to save them from the crippling disease and ensure a healthy society.