Polio campaign in 49 sensitive UCs from Tuesday

KARACHI: A three-day anti-polio campaign in 49 sensitive Union Councils (UCs) of Karachi will begin from 5th April as per new schedule. Director Health Karachi Dr Zafar Ejaz said the three-day anti-polio drive in 49 sensitive UCs of 15 towns of Karachi city including Baldia, Orangi, SITE, Gadap, Kiamari, Gulberg, Liaquatbad, North Nazimabad, North Karachi, Gulshan e Iqbal, Saddar, Bin Qasim, Landhi, Korangi and Jasheed Town will be held on 5th May as per new schedule and will continue till 7th May 2015.

He said around 685,583 children under-five-year age would be administrated polio vaccine during three-day campaign. He said strict security arrangements have been made to ensure safety of polio teams during drive. He said a letter has also been sent to relevant deputy commissioners to coordinate with town health officers as no children could be immunized during the drive.

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