Polio drive kicks off in city

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Deputy Commissioner (DC) Umer Sher Chattha inaugurated an anti-polio drive by administering polio drops to children at the Mian Mir Hospital, here on Friday.

During the five-day drive from February 28 to March 04, as many as 1.97 million children under five years of age would be administrated anti-polio drops and for this purpose, 6,800 teams had been formed.

Talking on the occasion, he said that union council monitoring officers and area in-charges would perform duties in the field to make polio drive a success.

The DC said that all district officers and assistant commissioners would monitor the drive in their respective tehsil. He urged the parents to get their children administered anti-polio drops to protect them from lifelong disability. “Polio free Lahore is our mission”, he added.

 

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