Anti-polio campaign


Syed Ali Qasim

In countries like Pakistan Polio is still categorized as an endemic viral infection, therefore, in order to fight this menace, the Government of Punjab launched anti-polio campaign as part of the Sub National Immunization Day. According to details, the campaign was aimed at targeting around 5.9 million children of below five years of age in eight districts of the province from 23 to 25 November 2016. The districts are Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Sheikhupura.
We understand that the healthcare is among the top most priorities of the Government of Punjab but we still urge it to double its efforts so that the posterity is kept free from this deadly disease. At the same time I also request the parents to have their kids vaccinated and got polio drops.