KARACHI - The second anti-polio drive of the current month kicked off in the metropolis on Monday under which around 2.2million children would be administered polio drops in six days.

According to Karachi Commissioner Ijaz Ahmed Khan’s spokesperson, the drive would cover 188 union councils of the city.

The commissioner hoped that Karachi would soon be declared a polio-free city due to the ongoing efforts in collaboration with global partners.

He called for making joint efforts towards making the city polio-free. On the directives of commissioner, Deputy Commissioner West Fareedud Din announced beginning of the drive at a government dispensary in Nazimabad.

On this occasion, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sameera Husain, Assistant Commissioner Arshad Waris, Karachi Polio Task Force Coordinator Dr Nusrat Ali and others officials of the health sector and WHO representatives were also present.

It was told at the ceremony that 12,000 teams had been formed to administer polio drops to the children in Karachi.