NGOs urged to play role in administering anti-polio drops


Deputy Commissioner Larkana Rabiya Siyal preside over a meeting of District EPI & Polio Eradication Committee, here at his office, on Saturday. The previous polio round was discussed in the meeting, while the strategy for the next polio round was also formulated. DC Larkana said that polio is a contagious disease, from which every child up to 5 years of age must be vaccinated against polio.

She urged the officers of the Health Department, elected representatives, NGOs, teachers, scouts, students and social workers to play their role in administering the anti-polio drops to the children, aged 5 years, during the anti-polio campaign, from May 15, 2023 to May 21, 2023. She directed the officers of the district health department to make all out efforts for eradication of Polio from the District.

DC Larkana has given strict instructions to the officials of the health department to make the 7-days polio eradication campaign in Larkana district, a success and said that no child should be deprived of vaccinations during the polio campaign. The officials of the health department Larkana gave a briefing to the DC Larkana about the preparations made in connection with the polio campaign.

She directed the officials to ensure that children under 05 years of age are vaccinated against polio.