Anti-polio campaign being monitored


Sher Gondal

Mandi Bahauddin

On the direction of the Deputy Commissioner Tariq Ali Basra, ADC (general) Muhammad Shafiq, AC Mandi Bahauddin Malak Kashif Nawaz, AC Phalia Sajid Munir Kalyar and AC Malakwal Usman Ghani visited transit points in their respective areas of jurisdiction to monitor ongoing 5-days anti-polio campaign.
They checked the presence of polio teams and themselves administered the polio drops to children less than 5 years of age. They also carried out spot checks in different villages and localities where the health workers were visiting door to door and administering polio vaccines to the children.
They urged the parents and the people of the area to cooperate with polio workers to make the campaign effective.
They said the mission of the Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Punjab Chief Minister Usman Busdar is to make the country polio-free and this requires a collective effort of the nation to achieve this objective.
Meanwhile Sohawa Welfare Society, a local NGO established a free medical camp in the rural area of Sohawa wherein over four hundred patients were examined and provided with free of cost medicines. Ex-Army surgeon Zafar Iqbal Gondal, Gynecologist Sadia with a medical team from DHQ Hospital provided medical services.
The Overseas Forum provided funds for medicines. Professor Shamsher Gondal played a major role in coordinating the efforts for the camp. Speaking on the occasion he lauded the volunteer services of the doctors and paramedical staff of DHQ as well as financial support given by the Overseas Form. He said that the Sohawa Welfare Society had more schemes in the pipeline.
These schemes will provide health and education facilities public and contribute to ending poverty in society. The local people paid glowing tributes to the executive body of the welfare society for providing them health facilities at their doorstep.

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