Polio campaign in Baluchistan

2018-01-01T23:32:16+05:00

According to a report, a three-day anti-polio campaign in a district of Baluchistan kicked off from 18 December 2017. Syed Faisal Ahmed said more then 1,775,614 children would be vaccinated during the campaign. He further said that the security arrangements for the campaign had been completed. The authorities said that during the campaign, around 6,761 teams would be working in the field with 5,934 mobile teams, 480 fixed sites, and 369 transit points. Moreover, the campaign will start in these districts: Barkhan, Chagi, Jafarabad, Kila Saifullah, Loralai, Duki Musakheel (Naseerabad), Zhob, Sheerani, Jhal Magsi, Khusdar, Lasbella, Mastung, Noshki, Dera Bugti, and Sohbat Pur. A five-day campaign started in three districts- Quetta, Pasni, and Killa Abdullah. The official said it is the responsibility of parents they should cooperate with polio workers. Thus, the authorities should provide security to protect the teams.

QADEER HUSSAIN,

Turbat, December 21.

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