850 children given polio drops as Haleem Adil persuades villagers to end boycott

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI), Sindh leader MPA-Elect Haleem Adil Sheikh here Monday persuaded the residents of a backward village to end their 7-month boycott to the polio vaccination and with help of officials also administrated polio drops to 850 children.
According to details, Haleem Adil Sheikh along with District Health Officers and vaccination staff visited Sindhabad Goth of UC Gujjro, where the affectees of the 2010 floods have been living a miserable life.
The villagers expressed happiness on the visit to the MPA-Elect to their neglected slum area and on the request of Haleem Adil ended their seven-month boycott to the polio drops. On the occasion, polio drops were administered to all 850 children of the village.
Talking to media, Haleem Adil said this slum area is a big question mark on the performance of the provincial government.
He said these flood affected people have been waiting for basic facilities of life since 2010, but no effort is yet made for their rehabilitation.
He said the Union Council Gujjro is amongst the poorest areas of the megacity, where thousands of families live in abject poverty.
He said due to the boycott of the villagers, 850 children of this village could not get polio drops and many polio cases were reported from this vicinity.
He thanked Pir Farukh Jan Sarhandi and other local elders who also persuaded the villagers to end the boycott and thus played a good role in eradication of polio.
He said we are determined to make a polio-free Pakistan. He also thanked the police and health department officials for their assistance in making this anti-polio drive a success.—IN P

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