The Sindh government has planned to conduct door-to-door social registry through polio workers through which special social registry number will be issued to all persons.
In this regard, an important meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah at Sindh Secretariat on Monday which was attended by Secretary Social Welfare Abdul Waheed Shaikh, Secretary Health Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Secretary Implementation & coordination Riaz Hussain Soomro, representative Provincial EOC and other officers.
Briefing the meeting, the officials said that a door-to-door registration campaign would be launched through the polio workers in the province, during the campaign; the polio workers would collect information from the public through a close ended questionnaire and after this a special social registry number will be issued to all persons.
During the meeting, Chief Secretary Sindh said that the government was planning to prepare a database on the socio-economic condition of the people of the province. “During the Coronavirus epidemic, the government of Sindh felt the need for a registry number to provide direct relief to the people, which would enable efficient and transparent delivery of government relief” said CS Sindh.
He further said that Sindh Cabinet had approved Rs350 million for social registry campaign. The Chief Secretary Shah further said that after getting information through door-to-door campaign by polio workers, a database of this information would be created at the provincial level.
It was further informed in the meeting that a successful pilot project of Social Registry has been completed in 12 Union Councils of Karachi. Shah directed officers concerned that an effective awareness campaign should be launched on media before the registry campaign. He further said that special training would be provided to all polio workers for this campaign.