695,000 children to be administered anti-polio drops
Duty roasters of the staff of Health department, teachings hospitals, Agriculture and Education departments would be issued immediately after the lists of the staff were received from the respective departments.
This was informed in a meeting held here on Wednesday which was chaired by District Coordination Officer (DCO) Rawalpindi, Saqib Zafar.
The meeting was attended among others by Executive District Officer (EDO) Health Dr. Zafar Iqbal Gondal, District Health Officer (DHO) Dr. Khalid Randhawa, Additional Medical Superintendent (AMS), DHQ hospital Dr. Muhammad Suleman, DMS, BBH Dr. Hanif Pasha, DSP (HQ) Tahir Sikandar, EDO Education Qazi Zahoor ul Haq and representatives of various NGOs and other departments.
DCO directed the Education department to provide at least 400 teachers to perform duties during this campaign and no negligence in this regard would be tolerated. He said private schools administration should also be directed to provide the required staff for the campaign otherwise their licenses should be cancelled.
He also directed the Health department’s officials to be vigilant particularly in those areas where polio virus was found last year. EDO (H) Dr. Zafar Iqbal Gondal and DHO Dr. Khalid Randhawa briefed the meeting about the steps taken by the Health department to make this campaign successful. They informed that 1160 mobile teams have been constituted for door to door vaccination of the children.—APP