Anti-polio arrangements finalized

Poliovirus London

All arrangements have been made in inter provincial bordering district Attock to administer Polio drops to more than three lacs children of under five years of age from January 16 to 20 in District Attock amid tight security cover. This was decided in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Attock Dr. Hassan Waqar Cheema. Among others, the meeting was also attended by the CEO Health Attock Dr. Mohsin Ashraf, World Health Organization representative, relevant officers of all provincial departments.

The Deputy Commissioner also appealed all the citizen of the district to extend their cooperation with the polio team of health department to make the district a polio free territory. During the briefing session, the Chief Executive Officer Health Department Dr. Mohsin Ashraf highlighted the salient features of the polio move and said that polio teams have been deployed at all entry and exist points of the district Attock to administer polio vaccine drops to children of under five years age throughout the district.

He said that the Polio campaign has been launched from January 16, 2023 which will be continued till January 20,2023 without any break. In addition, visiting teams have also been constituted to provide the polio drops at door to door levels besides imparting necessary training to the polio teams in addition to their normal assignments.

He said a full fledged control room has also been established at district level to monitor the entire exercise till its successful conclusion. The Chief Executive Officer Health Department Attock Dr. Mohsin Ashraf also warned all the officials on duty to face disciplinary proceedings in case of any irresponsibility or negligence is reported from any corner of the district, CEO Health added.