Anti-polio campaign starts in KP under Covid SOPs

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Peshawar

A five-day anti-polio campaign was started here on Monday to vaccinate around 6.4 million children aged up to five years across the province.

According to the health department over 29000 teams have been constituted to achieve this set target and special emphasis would be laid on areas showing refusal cases besides ensuring strict implementation of Standard Operating Procedures against coronavirus.

The total 29000 teams including 25980 mobile, 1909 fixed, 1052 transit teams while 146 would be roaming teams for effective monitoring of the campaign. As many as 7133 area in-charges have been deputed.

Foolproof security measures have been adopted to provide security cover to the anti-polio workers.

Concentrated efforts were needed to eliminate the polio from the society and everyone have to put his share in these endeavors, said an official of health department.—APP