Polio no more


On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Health Department is working on a strategy to eliminate polio from Punjab during the current year. In this connection, all the DCOs have been tasked with strictly monitoring the anti-polio campaign in their respective districts, whereas the Punjab chief secretary is monitoring the situation at the provincial level. This was stated by Punjab Chief Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique while administering polio drops to gypsy children residing near the Babu Sabu Interchange. He was inaugurating the Short Interval Additional Doze Strategy (SIADS) Activity for Polio Eradication on Monday. The campaign will continue from 26th to 28th June in forty one sensitive union councils of five towns during which more than four lakh children up to five years of age will be administered polio vaccine drops for which 1200 mobile teams have been constituted.