Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, Provincial Minister for Primary and Secondary Health Dr Akhtar Malik and Shahbaz Ahmad MPA administered anti-polio drops to the children at his office on wednesday.
The CM stated that more than 22 million children, under five years of age, would be given anti-polio vaccines in the national anti-polio campaign ending on August 28. More than two lakh workers would go door-to-door to protect children from poliovirus, he added.
Thanks to Allah Almighty, no polio case has come to light in Punjab since October 2020; he said and pointed out that Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur and Lahore would be given special attention due to positive environmental patterns.
Positive environmental patterns are a clear message that parents must give their children anti-polio vaccine drops, he stressed.
We must adopt every measure to protect our children from poliovirus; the CM asserted and emphasised that all must play their role to eliminate polio to secure the future of the children.
Umar Farooq MPA, Chief Secretary Kamran Afzal, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, secretary health, secretary information, DC Lahore, focal person of UNICEF and others were also present.