Islamabad—Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar reviewed in detail progress against National Action Plan for Polio Eradication
The Minister was briefed in detail by National Coordinator, Polio Emergency Dr. Rana Safdar on the recommendation of recently concluded polio review by Technical Advisory group which is a team of senior independent international experts.
The Minister expressed satisfaction over the positive appraisal by TAG and said Polio Program has not only maintained the focus on the 11 districts of tier 1 but also chalked out an enhanced monitoring plan for tier II districts.
She said TAG appreciated the idea of community based vaccination and now program is all set to enhance the scope of the community based vaccination. She said mobile team performance was being strengthened and the surveillance strengthening plan was now in place for immediate implementation.