Ebad for community participation in anti-polio drive


Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, while expressing concern over non-realisation of results of the anti-polio drive in the province, has directed that regular monitoring of the drive in this respect should be ensured.
Chairing a meeting at the Governor’s House on Saturday, Khan instructed that the participation of the community should be ensured so that every nook and corner is covered in the province.
He also warned that no dereliction would be tolerated in this connection and action would be initiated against those found involved in negligence.
Reviewing the prevailing situation pertaining to the anti-polio drive in the province, the governor directed the participants of the meeting that the factors hindering the progress of the drive should be identified.
He also ordered that a fortnightly report be submitted regarding efforts made for the anti-polio campaign.
Later, Khan was briefed about that anti-polio drive in detail. Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed also apprised him about the efficacy of the anti-polio vaccine and provided suggestions for making the drive a success.
The meeting was also attended by Sindh Health Secretary Hashim Raza Zaidi and representatives of the World Health Organisation, United Nations Children’s Fund and various other donor agencies.