Vitamin-A supplement, finger-marking stressed in DPEC meeting

Rafiullah Mandokhail

Zhob

Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Azeem Kakar stressed to ensure marking on the doors and fingers of kids vaccinated during the three-day anti-polio campaign to minimize chances of missed children.
He also stressed upon vitamin-A supplement during the campaign – commencing from 19th – 22nd of this month. He was chairing the meeting of District Polio Eradication Committee (DPEC) held at circuit house here on Tuesday.
Assistant Commissioner Zhob Jamil Rind, Assistant Commissioner Kakar Khurasan Sheikh Asmatullah Mandokhail, Tehsildar Ahad Sherani, GS Para Staff Sher Zaman Mandokhail, Sattar Gul Mandokhail, Team Leader HDF Ikram Khan, DSPM PPHI Sheikh Jehanzeb Mandokhail, Drug Inspector Samad Mandokhail, SSO BRSP Gul Muhammad Mandokhail, MMD department officer Asif Mandokhail, Forest Officer Asharaf Ali, Hafiz Haleem Shah, Sports Officer Amir Mohd Kakar, Dr. Musa Jan Mandokhail, Dr. Dad Khan Babar, Excise Officer Jabbar Musakhail, UCMOs, Area In-charges and other relevant officials attended the meeting.
Deputy Commissioner said that children were the future of the nation. They cannot be held back by polio. “It is our responsibility to ensure that the virus is eradicated entirely. All available resources would be used to stave-off the paralyzing disease”. He vowed.
He appreciated the efforts of polio teams, UCMOs and Area In-charges and said that no case of polio was reported in recent years in the district due to coordinated efforts of local administration and line departments during the campaigns.
“We need to make sure that every child under the age of five years is inoculated. It is the national obligation of every citizen to ensure that the immunization campaign is successful.” He said.
Deputy Commissioner termed the anti-polio campaign a noble cause and stressed upon the need of zero tolerance during the campaign to eradicate the crippling disease, adding the officials and health workers showing leniency would face strict action.

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