A Week-long Anti-Polio drive would commence in the entire district on October 24. Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of District Health Authority Dr Ansar Ishaque told APP that over 3,000 polio teams would go door-to-door and administer polio drops to 917,285 children less than five years in all tehsils and union councils of the district during the campaign. He added that 396 areas In-charge, 204 medical officers, allied hospitals and tehsil headquarters hospitals would participate in the campaign.
In addition, “ 307 fix centres have been set up to administer drops”. Ansar further informed that anti-polio drops would also be administered at 182 transit points while teams have also been deputed at toll plazas so that no child could miss immunization. The CEO added that the results of environmental samples to determine the presence of Poliovirus had been tested negative for one year.