Despites great efforts by the Ministry of Health to eradicate polio, polio cases are increasing across the country. In this context, the establishment of an Emergency Operation Centre for Polio Eradication, by Punjab at the Directorate General Health Services is appreciable. This centre will monitor the situation, ensuring that they have achieved the target set by National Polio Emergency Plan and will also ensure coverage of anti-polio campaigns and to improve the immunisation program.
This centre will collect and evaluate the data of IDPs and monitor the immunisation of their children. Keeping in view the efforts of the health sector by the Punjab government, other provincial governments should also learn a lesson and take such precautionary measures to save generations from paralysis.
Lahore, August 20.