MULTAN
The three-day polio vaccination drive will begin from February 24 and continue till February 26 to administer vaccine to over 0.6 million children below the age of five years in district. The Health Department is learnt to have formed 1,856 teams to vaccinate the children. Health sources said that over 1,450 teams will be mobile to go door to door and administer polio drops to the children at their homes, schools, bus stops, railway stations, airport and other public places.
Meanwhile, addressing the participants of a meeting held to review arrangements for upcoming round of national anti-polio drive DCO Zahid Saleem Gondal said that no polio case was reported from district during last four years while all sewage samples taken from different areas of had also been declared clear by the labs.
He pointed out that out of 11 polio cases reported so far in 2014, as many as 10 were from KPK. He warned that the country could face visa sanctions if the polio cases continued to surface on the same pace. He urged upon the parents to get their kids vaccinated with a view to protecting them from impairment. He directed social welfare officials to take NGOs onboard and get volunteers from them for making the campaign successful. He said that strict action would be taken against those UC secretaries, who were reluctant to cooperate with polio teams.