Over 97pc target achieved in anti-polio drive

Rawalpindi

The five-day Anti- Polio campaign that started in the entire district on Monday has achieved 97% target while the remaining would be met till November 24.
Talking to APP, District Polio Incharge Muhammad Hussain said more than 97 per cent target has been achieved, admitting that children had missed immunization for certain reasons like being out of city or not present at home etc.
During the campaign, he said, 2175 polio teams , 287 fixed points, allied hospitals and tehsil headquarter hospitals are participating in the drive.
He said polio drops were also being administered at 124 transit points to ensure that all children be immunized below five years age.
He said staff deployed for the campaign have been instructed that no negligence in this regard would be tolerated. He said the set target of 823,843 would be achieved till November 24. The Incharge advised parents to come forward and play their role to ensure vaccination of their children to eliminate the disease.—APP

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