Polio teams asked to improve campaign

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In order to prevent polio virus re-infection, Punjab rolled out first national immunisation drive against polio of the New Year.

Punjab aims to reach out and vaccinate more than 20.54 million children in the five-day drive which will go on till January 22 in mega districts like Lahore, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi.

While in rest of Punjab the drive will last five days.

In order to check performance of districts in implementation of the campaign, head of the polio programme and Punjab Emergency Operations Centre Coordinator Khizer Afzaal paid surprise visits to Faisalabad, Khushab and Sargodha.

During the monitoring mission, the EOC head visited hospitals, nomadic as well as priority community settlements and transit points.

Talking to polio teams and officials, the EOC head emphasised on improving quality of campaign and called for leaving no child behind without vaccine.