Augmented efforts needed to stamp out polio virus from region


The Chief Secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Imdadullah Bosal has underlined the need for augmenting efforts by all the stakeholders to ensure stamping out of polio virus from the last endemic region and protect children from permanent disabilities. He said this while chairing the maiden meeting of Provincial Task Force (PTF) for polio eradication here Wednesday at his office in Civil Secretariat.

Secretary Home & Tribal Affairs, Secretary Information, Secretary Health, representative of Pak Army and Police Department, Additional Secretary Health for Polio Eradication / Coordinator EOC Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Asif Rahim, Deputy Coordinator EOC, Muhammad Zeeshan Khan, Director General Health Services KP, Director EPI, Senior Consultant CDC, Dr Rana Safdar, National N Stop Brig ® Soomro, Team Leads UNICEF & WHO participated in the meeting. All the divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners joined the forum virtually.

Chief Secretary said that a lot of efforts, coordination and resources goes into every round of anti-polio campaign.