Peshawar: A three- days anti polio campaign kicked off in twenty five districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today (Tuesday). The campaign will be followed by a catch-up day, and a total of 5,477,687 children under age of five years will be immunized against polio virus across the province.
According to the Polio Emergency Operation Centre of Health department a total of 16406 teams including 14709 mobile, 1586 fixed and 111 roaming teams have been deputed to ensure the achievement of cent per cent targets of the drive whereas 774 transits points have also been set up at various places to ensure polio drops to children on travel.
Meanwhile a meeting of the relevant quarters of health department was held here with senior minister health Shahram Tarakai in the chair to discuss the preparations for the drive.
The chair while reiterating his government’s commitment to eradicate polio virus from the province directed the authorities to utilize all the available resources to ensure cent per cent results of the campaign.
He further directed the authorities to pay special attention to the areas where refusal cases are reported and asked them to visit such areas personally and involve the local elected representatives and ulemas to convince the parents to get their children immunized against polio virus.