Anti-polio drive kicks off in Lahore

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Deputy Commissioner Umer Sher Chattha formally inaugurated anti-polio drive by administering polio vaccine to children at the Mian Mir Hospital here on Saturday.

During the five-day drive starting from January 24 to 28, as many as 1.87 million children under five years of age would be adminis-trated anti-polio drops and for this purpose, 6326 teams had been formed.

Talking on the occasion, DC Umar Sher said that Union Council Monitoring Officers and Area In-charges would perform duties in the field to make polio drive a success.

He maintained that all district officers and assistant commissioners would monitor the drive in their respective tehsil. He urged the parents to get their children administered anti-polio drops to protect them from lifelong dis-ability. “Polio free Lahore is our mission”, he added,

Assistant Commissioner Cant Zeeshan Ranjha and hospital administration were also present.

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