Fifth-day polio eradication drive begins in metropolis : AsiaNet-Pakistan

Fifth-day polio eradication drive begins in metropolis

November 18, 2018 | | Share:

Karachi, November 18, 2018 (PPI-OT): A fifth day polio eradication campaign was formally inaugurated at District West on Sunday. Under this freshly initiated campaign, a total of 1.9 million children aged five or below would be vaccinated in all union councils of the District West. The inauguration was performed by DC West Zahid Hussain Memon. Talking to the media after the inaugural, DC West said that the city administration was committed to play its due role in eliminating polio virus from city.

Zahid appreciated the role of international partners in polio eradication and hoped that Pakistan would be a polio free country soon. He said that no child should be missed, for any reason, from a vaccine preventable disease and it was duty of all stakeholders to make sure every child was given polio drops. He said that the government would also work for improvement of micro plan and strategy. “We need to involve community maximum in anti polio programmes and get their full support.

Community support based strategy would be developed in this connection,” added Deputy Commissioner. He informed the media that all concerned departments had been asked to focus on refusal cases to get rid of this crippling disease and persuade the parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated. Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner (DC) West along with Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) District West Shoukat Ali Khatian visited various areas of West regarding watch out the arrangements of law and order and civic facilities for 12th Rabi Ul Awal (1440) Hijri.

For more information, contact:
Public Relation Officer,
District Municipal Corporation Central Karachi
Tel: +92-314-3699690
Whatsapp: +92-333-3697274

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