EDOs monitoring drive to make polio free Punjab: Imran

Observer Reporter

Lahore—Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Khawaja Imran Nazir directed the executive district officers health to personally monitor the polio campaign in the current month and ensure compliance with indicators of the National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2016-17.
Chairing the monthly EDOs (H) meeting, he said even though Punjab did not report any polio case in 2016, positive environmental samples were still a cause of concern and that required more dedicated efforts in the coming polio campaign.
Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Ali Jan Khan, Director General Health Services Dr Mukhtar Hussain Syed, EDOs (H) of all districts, Chief Minister Roadmap team, PITB, Policy and Strategic Planning Unit, UNICEF, WHO and Program Managers participated in the meeting.
Imran Nazir said special efforts must be made to tighten drug control regime with firm action against culprits involved in spurious drugs.
Emergency Operation Center Coordinator Dr. Munir Ahmed said due to positive environmental sample Multan would be specifically focused in December polio campaign. He gave presentation on indicators requiring immediate attention in the National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication.
Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Ali Jan Khan said that preventive healthcare was under special focus and based on study of successful models in the region and the world, new initiatives were being introduced by the start of 2017.
The Chief Minister Roadmap team also presented analysis on key performance indicators for Primary and Secondary Healthcare.
Vaccinators performance was under special scanner and it was decided that Punjab would further improve its immunization program by analysis of child level data.

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