DC inaugurates anti-polio vaccination campaign

City Reporter

Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Amir Aqiq Khan on Saturday inaugurated anti-polio campaign by vaccinating minors under 05 year in the office of Director Health Services.

He said that with the coordinated efforts of all government departments we have not witness any polio affected case in Rawalpindi from almost a decade.

Provision of healthy environment to our people is our foremost priority however harmonized efforts of both government departments and community are needed to make the region Polio free, he added.

Amir Aqiq Khan said that anti-polio campaigns have been propelled in the district frequently under strict monitoring and they are also launching awareness campaigns in this regard to address the reservations of people and myths attached to it which has so far affected the results of anti-polio activities.

Chief Executive Officer Heath Authority Dr. Faiza Kanwal, District Officer Health Dr. Ehsaan Ghani, Chaudary Hussain, Communication Officer Bushra, representative of Allied departments and other concerned officers were also present at this occasion.

Sharing details of arrangement for Anti-Polio Campaign, the CEO Health said that a target to vaccinate 07 Lac 18 thousand children of below 05 age has been fixed for which 240 UC MOs and 663 Area-incharge have been appointed.

Moreover, 2864 Mobile Teams and 307 Fixed Points and 129 Transit Points have been established.

Dr. Faiza Kanwal further stated that total 3400 teams have been designated for this task and health officer will monitor the progress of campaign and security of polio workers to be arranged as well.

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