Children’s hospital begins polio vaccination drive

A three-day polio immunization drive began across the city and the Sindh Government Children Hospital North Nazimabad also kick-started its campaign.
The Director Health Services Karachi Dr. Muhammad Taufeeq, and other officials of the Sindh Health Department were present on the occasion to mark the beginning of the 3rd Sub-National Immunization Day (SNID) in the hospital.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that it was imperative for everyone to own the polio eradication effort, and expressed that everyone from the country’s leadership to the vaccinators and lady health workers on the field were collectively united to end this menace.
‘The future of our children is on the stake and it is up to us to work together to safeguard health for the generations to come’, Dr. Taufeeq said.
He stressed that the combined effort of all stakeholders was playing a very crucial role in the polio eradication drive and commended the support from all district health administrations, WHO, UNICEF and other partners involved in the expanded programme of immunization (EPI).
Impressed with the discipline, cleanliness and patient flow in the OPD, Dr. Taufeeq praised the quality of care in the hospital and commended Poverty Eradication Initiative for its efforts in improving the services of the hospital.
Dr. Imam Yar Baig, the CEO of Sindh Government Children Hospital, also stressed on the importance of quality aspect of these drives and appreciated the efforts of the workforce involved in the process, while thanking the government for all its support. ‘It’s commendable that all stakeholders are on the same page in the fight against polio, and this would not have been possible if we all aren’t united to fight the disease’, Dr. Baig said.
He added that it was PEI’s vision to make this hospital a model for Karachi in terms of access and quality care through appropriate technology and talented human resources. Dr. Taufeeq and his entourage also visited different wards and suggested making the EPI center in the hospital more attractive for the patients.
He was also of the view that PEI was doing a great job at smoothly running the affairs of the hospital.—APP

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