Balochistan heading in right direction to wipe out polio virus

Quetta—Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Chairperson Dr. Jean Marc Olive said that Balochistan is in the right direction to wipe out polio virus from the province as saying the polio virus posed a threat to health of children.
In a meeting held at Balochistan Polio Emergency Operation Centre here, Tag Chairperson said that We are close to interrupt the virus transmission in Balochistan.
The province has shown remarkable progress which is commendable however, there are some gaps which needs to be filled to ensure that we reach every child”
The tag chairperson visited field in Pishin and Quetta and appreciated the work of front line workers in high risk areas. He also visited in KP and Fata.
We need to focus on intense monitoring of vaccination campaign at Afghan Refugees camps and vaccination points, he said low performing UCs are decreasing which is a positive sign for all of us but more collective efforts are needed to reach every child. He added further
He appreciated the recruitment of permanent local community health workers in the high risk areas under community protected vaccination program. Currently there are more than 2500 such permanent teams working in the highest risk areas of Balochistan in CBV program.—APP

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