Nnti-polio drive to kick-off from Sept 21



Federal government has decided to launch a four-day anti-polio campaign in the country from September 21 to 25, official sources said on Wednesday. According to official sources in the federal health ministry, the campaign would be launched in all four provinces and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan.
The sources in the health ministry said that there would be two catch-up days during the campaign aimed at vaccinating children left behind during the drive.
Overall 39.6 million children would be administered polio drops during the campaign, they said adding 270,000 polio workers will take part in the drive.
Strict adherence to the standard operating system (SOPs) would be ensured in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.


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