Four new polio cases detected in interior Sindh during November last

Umerkot: Four new cases of polio were detected in four districts of interior Sindh including one each in Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Naushehro Feroze and Larkana during November last, Deputy Commissioner of Umerkot district, Syed Ahmed Ali Shah Jilani said.

Presiding over a meeting of officers from health department regarding arrangements of anti-polio drive starting from December 17 to 19, he expressed satisfaction that his district remained polio-free and 100 percent success was achieved during anti-polio drive held In October last.

District Health Officer Dr. Abdul Aziz Kunbhar informed the meeting that in October 166032 children were to be administered polio vaccine but 191801 children were vaccinated, which is higher than target. For the coming round, the health department has formed 113 mobile teams, 16 fixed teams, 27 transit teams besides 35 mobile motorcycle teams.

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