Target of vaccinating 98pc children achieved

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Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho chaired the post-review meeting of anti-polio drive on Thursday.

The meeting was attended by EOC Coordinator FayyazAbbasi and Deputy Commissioners of districts across Sindh through video link.

During the anti-polio campaign in Sindh this month, 7,186,946 children were vaccinated against polio.

Overall, the target of vaccinating 98% of children against polio was achieved.The Health Minister said the DHOs in districts that do not perform well will be replaced.

The meeting was informed that the environmental sample of polio in Hyderabad has come positive in the month of April.

The minister said that after the recent Afghanistan crisis, strict measures needed to be taken due to public transport.

Steps should be taken to make the anti-polio campaign in the Afghan refugee community in Karachi more effective,said Dr. AzraPechuho

She said highways and slums should be re-mapped wherever Afghan refugees can come, adding that ensuringof compliance of polio workers with corona vaccination and SOPs

The minister directed parents should be encouraged to vaccinate their children against polio.

 

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