ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA) here on Saturday claimed that in coordination with all the concerned departments it has completed all necessary arrangements for launching four days national immunisation anti-polio campaign in the rural and urban areas of capital, being launched from July 16 to 19.

According to the local administration, the departments that would take part in the immunization drive include Capital Development Authority (CDA), Federal Directorate of Education, Capital Administration and Development Division, private educational institutions, WHO, UNICEF and NGOs.

As many as 116,415 children would be administrated anti-polio drops in the rural areas during the campaign for which 280 mobile teams of ICT A have been formed and rural area has been divided into 12 zones for this purpose.

Around127, 135 children would be given anti-polio drops in the urban area for which urban area has been divided into 15 zones and 563 vaccination teams have been formed. 

The district health department of Islamabad Administration has set up 25 transit and 33 fixed points in the rural areas for which separate teams have been constituted.

12 medical officers of each union council have been appointed as zonal supervisors of mobile teams in their respective areas.

The administration has also made special arrangements for participation of notables of the area, parents, students and NGOs in the campaign. Assistant commissioners, magistrates, officials of Local Government and Rural Development Department, 12 union councils, Revenue Department and 300 lady health workers are also participating the campaign, a spokesman of the administration said.

Chief Commissioner Islamabad Tariq Mahmood Pirzada has said through a press statement that all available resources were being utilized to make the campaign more effective through coordinated approach and efforts.

He has further said that vaccination teams had been directed to achieve 100 percent results by all means and make the drive success.

Earlier, the Islamabad Administration had also held a coordination meeting with all the concerned departments to review and finalize the arrangements. Acting Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Farasat Ali Khan informed that community mobilization was also underway and parents had been asked to cooperate with the mobile teams and get their children vaccinated against the polio.

The administration claims that master trainers of local health department have also imparted training to the volunteers participating in the drive in the urban and rural areas.

Monitoring process has also been made more stricter and assistant commissioners and magistrates along with District Health Officer, ICT and independent observers would be in the fields to review the performance of mobile teams and checking finger markings.

The Deputy Commissioner would review performance and targets of each team at union council level on daily basis.