RAWALPINDI - The Anti-Polio Campaign would be kicked off by July 18 in the district Rawalpindi in which 0.6 million children of less than 5 year would be administered polio drops. For this purpose, a total of 1400 officials has been assigned the task to go door to door to vaccinate polio drops to the children across the district. Executive District Officer (EDO) Finance and Planning Saqib Manan informed this while addressing a meeting, held at DCO Office on Wednesday, to review the arrangements being made for this anti-polio campaign. The meeting was also attended by DO (Health) Khalid Randhawa, EDO (Agriculture) Hameed Ullah Shah, EDO (Education) Qazi Zahoor ul Haq, MS DHQ Hospital Dr Muhammad Suleman, General Secretary Punjab Chemists and Druggists Association (PCDA) Sheikh Muhammad Arif, representatives of Fauji Foundation Hospitals and various NGOs members. While addressing the meeting, EDO Finance and Planning Saqib Manan emphasized the departments to bind their officials to perform their duties efficiently during this campaign and in case of any deviation of these instructions, stern disciplinary action would be taken against defaulters. DO (Health) Dr Khalid Randhawa briefed the meeting that no case of polio was detected in Punjab so far due to coordinated efforts of various departments during last anti-polio campaign whereas the cases of polio in other provinces of the country had been reported. He further said that a universal line 0800-88588 has been established to complain in case any mobile team did not reach any area. He further said that for this purpose, a total of 1321 mobile teams have been constituted while 256 static centres for vaccination would be established. Moreover, 83 teams would administer anti-polio drops to the children of visitors and tourists in public parks, bus stands, railway station and airport in the district. PCDA General Secretary Sheikh Muhammad Arif pointed out that Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) Rawal Town Officials and Cantonment Board Administration had removed the banners, displayed by the health department in a bid to create awareness about this campaign among people. Saqib Manan, on this, said that administrations of TMA Rawal Town and Cantonment Board would be approached with a request not to remove the banners so that importance of this campaign through banners could be communicated to the parents.