City admin helping Health Dept in vaccination drive

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Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Siddiqi on Wednesday said that the city administration is extending complete support to Sindh Health Department for successful completion of the 13-day drive to immunise children against polio and measles.

The commissioner here on Wednesday launched the anti measles campaign by administering vaccine to a child in a maternity home in Gizri.

Talking to the media, Siddiqui underscored the importance of engaging media, social mobilisers, notable citizens and clerics in the drive.

The commissioner said that Sindh government was taking long-term steps to save children from measles virus.

More than Rs 1 billion was being spent on the campaign, he added.

Karachi Executive District Officer Health Dr Zafar Aijaz, Medical Superintendent Dr Fatima Hassan and others were also present.

All the deputy and assistant commissioners have been directed to regularly visit the concerned health centres to boost the morale of the health workers so that they accomplish the task with confidence, he said.

The commissioner asserted that polio free Karachi was the dream of the government and to fulfil that dream the city administration was providing all required assistance to the Health Department.

Siddiqi informed that the Karachi police had been directed to provide security to all the health teams and fixed centres engaged in the campaign.