Anti-polio drive kicks off today


As many as 51,648 children will be immunised against polio in 8 union councils of the federal capital during a three-day anti-polio drive starting from Monday.
According to Deputy Commissioner Amer Ali Ahmed, 121 polio teams have been constituted for the drive. He said these teams have been directed to put in hard work for the eradication of polio and achieve fixed targets without fail.
Ahmed will personally monitor the progress of the immunisation campaign on a daily basis while the District Health Officer, Assistant Commissioner (Rural) and in-charges of 28 area and union councils will be in the fields to monitor progress and submit reports.
The campaign will be carried out in 8 union councils, and Tarlia, Sohan and Rawat will be covered entirely, while Bhara Kau, Kurri, Kirpa, Sihala and Koral will be covered partly.
Ahmed said seven transit and 8 fixed points had been set up in rural areas for the purpose.