Pakistan

QUETTA (Staff Report) – A three-day polio eradication campaign was kicked off on Monday to to immunize over 22.5 million children in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, FATA and 24 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).

In a statement, Advisor on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique said over eighteen million children below five years of age, will be administered anti polio vaccines in total of three thousand five hundred fifty Union Councils in thirty six districts of Punjab.

A spokesman of polio emergency center said that over 6,000 mobile teams have been formed while tough security arrangements have been made to avoid any untoward incident in Balochistan.

On the other hand, the KPK health department has constituted 15,398 mobile, fixed and transit teams for this purpose.

Four-day anti-polio drive has also started in FATA, where one lakh children will be vaccinated. 3,698 teams have been constituted for this purpose.

Meanwhile, health officials have requested parents to cooperate with polio teams for the safe future of their children.