District: WHO team directly monitoring anti-polio vaccination campaign


Sialkot: The special teams of World Health Organization (WHO) were directly monitoring ongoing national anti-polio vaccination campaign in Sialkot district’s all the four Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils in a bid to make this campaign as successful.

A representative of WHO Dr. Naveed Haider told this while addressing an important meeting held at Sialkot DCO office here today to review the pace and progress of ongoing anti-polio vaccination campaign in Sialkot district on Wednesday. WHO representative said that no polio case has yet been detected in Sialkot district.

The meeting was told that more than 571297 children under the age of five years, including 6000 nomad children , were being given the anti polio vaccine, during the three-day long national anti polio vaccination campaign which began here today and will end on February 27th , 2014 in Sialkot district here.

Sialkot DHO Dr. Javaid Warraich told the meeting that 1032 were going door to door, 130 fixed teams at hospitals, BHUs and RHCs, 55 transit teams at Lorry Addas, bus stops and eight roaming teams were administrating the polio vaccine drops to the children in Sialkot district’s all the four Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils here, he added.

DHO revealed that 126 Special Monitoring Officers and 215 Areas Supervisors were monitoring this campaign directly at union council level in Sialkot district, as the district administration had also established the Polio Control Rooms at all the Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils of Sialkot district.

Meanwhile, the routine working in the offices of all the 124 union councils in Sialkot district, today, remained badly disrupted due to the non-availability of the UC secretaries for the second consecutive day here today.

The visiting people had to suffer from a great ordeal in getting their problems solved at their respective union councils, in this regard.

The secretaries of all the 124 urban and rural union councils of Sialkot district, today, continued making announcements on the loud speakers of the mosques in their respective areas for giving motivation and inspiration to the people regarding the anti-polio vaccination of their children under the age of five years, in this regard.

They will continue this “official” practice till the end of the three-day long national anti polio vaccination campaign, which would be ended on Feb 27, 2014.

The district administration of Sialkot had given them these special tasks to make this nation anti-polio vaccination campaign as successful at the gross root level

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