Five-day anti-polio arrangements finalized

Bashir Ahmad Rehmani

District Health Authority Hafizabad has finalized all arrangements to make five-day anti-polio campaign being launched from January 16 and 998 polio teams have been constituted to administer drops of polio vaccine to more than 232000 children up-to five-year-old to visit door to door, at bus stops, railway stations, business centres and other places in the district Hafizabad.

This was stated by the CEO Health Dr. Imran Haider in the meeting of District Anti-Polio Committee held to review arrangements made for ensuring hundred percent vaccination of target children in the district. Deputy Commissioner Touqeer Ilyas Cheema presided over the meeting. Assistant Commissioner Hafizabad Rab Nawaz Chadhar, Assistant Commissioner (Coordination) Ishfaq Ahmad, representative of WHO Dr. Touqeer Ahmad, officers of different departments and ulema also attended the meeting.

DC called upon parents, ulema, social workers, civil society, teachers and health workers to play their positive role for making the anti-polio drive successful so that our beloved new generation could save from crippling disease of polio. He warned the officers and officials of health department that any negligence during anti-polio campaign would not be tolerated and strict action would be taken against those who would show poor performance or laxity.

On the other hand newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Education, Hafizabad, Wazir Ahmad Aagga assumed the chare of his post, on Monday. President APCA Muhammad Nasir Amin, Nasrullah Hanjra, DEO (W) Tallat Mehmood, memebrs APCA Muhammad Arif Hanjra, Faisal Abbas, Malak Muhammad, Sohaib Hassan Maan, Imran Farooqi, Muhammad Afzal and leaders of teachers’ union accorded warm welcome to Waziar Ahmad Aagga.

CEO said that promotion of quality education, enrolment of children in government schools and addressing of problems of teacher community and provision of maximum facilities in the schools would be my top priorities.