Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated the 5-day long anti-polio drive by administering vaccine doses to the children. School Education Minister Murad Raas, SACM Hasaan Khawar and Information Secretary Raja Jahangir Anwar also administered anti-polio drops to the children. Two days are reserved for the under five children who remain deprived of the vaccine.
Talking on this occasion, the CM said that 22 million children would be administered anti-polio vaccine by one lakh and 50 thousand workers who have not only been trained about anti-corona SOPs but also given PPEs for personal safety. It is satisfying that no polio case has been reported during the last 14 months which is a valid proof of strenuous government efforts in this regard, he added. Similarly, all environmental samples have been reported free from polio virus during the last seven months in Punjab, he added. However, the CM stressed that continuous efforts are needed to make Pakistan polio free and termed anti-polio workers as heroes who go door to door to ensure that no child is left behind.
The CM further directed to administer anti-polio vaccine to children coming from other provinces and added that precautionary measures would be fully followed for anti-polio workers.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has felicitated the nation on successful holding of PSL 7 event and also thanked the foreign players for their participation.
In a statement, the CM appreciated the efforts of line departments adding that cricket fans enjoyed the sports event in a peaceful and congenial atmosphere.
This event has given a strong message to the world that Pakistan is a peaceful country and it is sanguine that the PSL 7 has fully rejuvenated the nation, he concluded.