Anti-polio drive postponed in 4 districts over security issues


The second day of anti-polio drive in Karachi was postponed Tuesday in four high-risk districts due to non-availability of security personnel. The campaign, however, continued in southern and western districts.
The areas in which the campaign has been delayed include Malir, central district, eastern district and district of Korangi. The campaign has now been rescheduled on October 3, 4 and 5 in the areas.
Anti-polio campaign could not be commenced the day before because of administrative disorder and non-availability of security to volunteer teams.
The polio vaccination campaign would target 2.2 million children below the age of 5 years. The highly sensitive areas in which the campaign has been instigated include various areas of Surjani Town, Gadap Town, Malir Town, Korangi Town, Landhi and Baldia Town.
Earlier, anti-polio drive in Karachi was facing certain serious problems in sensitive areas.