All stakeholders role sought in administering anti-polio drops

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The Deputy Commissioner Larkana, Tariq Manzoor has urged the officers of the Health Department, NGOs, teachers, scouts, students, and social workers to play their role in administering the anti-polio drops to the children, aged 5 years, during the anti-polio campaign.

He said this while presiding over a meeting of the District EPI &Polio Eradication Committee, here at his office, today.

He also urged the officers of the district health department to make all-out efforts for the eradication of Polio.

He urged the health department officials to ensure the visit of Mobile teams to remote and kitchen areas and see that no child from among the targeted age group is left out and deprived of anti-polio drops.

Deputy Commissioner Larkana assured that all teams would be provided with a transport facility and needed assistance to maintain the cold chain.

He said collective efforts were required for the success of the anti-polio campaign adding that all the line-departments must also cooperate with the health department.

He also said this is a national cause the Anti Polio teams may be reached at remote areas of the district, so that no one child may not be left from Anti Polio Drop and cooperate with the Teams constituted by the Health Department in this regard.

He said that action will be taken against the officials for their negligence in Polio Campaign.

He said that there is a need for awareness of the public through print & electronic media as well as the NGOs play role in this regards.

He further said that the District Administration Larkana and Health Department Larkana are working as a team sprite to achieve desirable results.

The DC directed the officials concerned to use masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers during the campaign to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

He appreciated the efforts of District Health Officer Larkana for taking concrete steps in this regard.

The Deputy Commissioner further stressed that the Polio case of fraudulent affiliation appeared before it could be prevented from escalating in Taluka Bakrani (Larkana).

The DC Larkana has appealed to the people of the district that in this national campaign everyone may realize his responsibility to succeed the Anti Polio Campaign in the larger interest of the nation.

He directed the Taluka Health Officers to submit their micro plans prepared for the National Polio Campaign to Control Rooms set-up at Deputy Commissioner’s Office and DHO office.