Tribals, religious leaders pledge to help eradicate polio

Bajaur

Tribal elders, leaders of religious parties and political activists of Bajaur tribal district Saturday pledged their commitment to support administration and health department to eradicate polio disease from the region.
The pledge was made by the people during a consultative meeting held ahead of three day- anti-polio drive starting from Monday in the district.
The meeting was held at District Headquarters Hospital Khar.
Participants of the meeting concurred that polio disease was an issue that demands joint efforts of the civil society.
They assured support to administration and health department in upcoming anti-polio drive.
Earlier, addressing the meeting, the deputy commissioner said that local administration was committed to clear district of polio virus adding purpose of the meeting was to brief elders and clerics about upcoming campaign.
He said that health department had completed all the necessary arrangements for the success of upcoming anti-polio campaign.
Three days anti-polio drive will be kicked off in 18 high risk districts and Afghan Refugees camps of the province from November 12, next wherein 4.643 million children will be administered polio drops.

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