HAFIZABAD

Strict action will be taken against anyone who was found creating hurdles in the administration of anti-polio drops to the kids in the district, declared DCO Muhammad Usman while reviewing arrangements being made by the health Department to launch 3-day anti-polio campaign from December 8. Chairing the meeting of District Anti-Polio Committee which was attended among others by Additional District Collector Noman Hafeez, EDO (Health) Dr Muhammad Aslam Shaheen, EDO (Education) Mehr Muhammad Ashraf Haral, representative of World Health Organisation Dr Junaid, he called upon parents, teachers and Ulema to cooperate with the mobile teams of Health Department in making the anti-polio campaign, a big success.

He warned the owners of private schools that they would be dealt with according to the law for refusing to administer anti-polio drops to the children at their schools.

WHO representative Dr Junaid and EDO (Health) Dr Aslam Shaheen told the DCO that 1,95,890 kids below five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops by 369 mobile teams which would visit every house in the district. He particularly appealed to the parents to save their children from the crippled disease by cooperating with the vaccinators.