Polio cases substantively reduced: Acting President

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Acting President Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday said the total number of polio cases had been substantively reduced in the country and efforts were afoot to completely eradicate this menace.
The Acting President stated this in a meeting with a delegation of Rotary International representatives of ‘End Polio Now’ Campaign led by International Polio Plus Committee Chairman Michael K. McGovern here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The Acting President said Pakistan looked forward to greater collaboration with Rotary for achieving the zero figure to mark total elimination of polio.
He assured Rotary International of total commitment and sustained efforts from the federal and provincial governments to completely eliminate the polio.
Raza Rabbani said Zarb-e-Azb Operation had helped to extend the outreach of polio eradication campaign due to which additional 600,000 children had been administered polio drops.
International Polio Plus Committee Chairman Michael K. McGovern briefed the Acting President about the programs and activities of Rotary International.

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