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Cogent efforts on  to make KP  polio-free: Jhagra

PESHAWAR (APP): Around 6.4 million children would be vaccinated during the current month’s anti-polio campaign for which over 29000 teams have been constituted to achieve this set target.

During the campaign special emphasis would be laid on areas showing refusal cases besides strict implementation of SOPs against coronavirus would also be ensured. 

The district administrations have been issued directives to take cogent steps for making the anti-polio campaign a success story.

This was informed by Provincial Health Minister, Taimur Saleem Jhagra and Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dr Niaz Kazim after inaugurating a five-day anti-polio campaign by administering vaccines to children at Police Services Hospital here on Friday.

Talking to media Taimur Saleem Jhagra said among 29000 teams, 25980 would be mobile, 1909 fixed, 1052 transit while 146 would be roaming teams while for effective monitoring of the campaign, 7133 area in-charges have been deputed. Foolproof security measures have been adopted to provide security cover to the anti-polio workers.

He said during the upcoming campaign we would adopt a zero refusal tolerance policy and laid full focus on areas where such cases were reported. To a question, he said no doubt a surge has been witnessed in coronavirus cases during the current third wave however we were enhancing the capacity of our hospitals to cope with the growing number of COVID-19 patients.

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