‘Plan devised to make polio campaign a success’

Rawalpindi – Micro plan has been devised to make the anti-polio campaign a success which would start from December 18, said Chief Executive Officer Health Authority Dr Sohail Chaudary on Sunday.

He said that with the coordinated efforts of government and World Health Organisation (WHO), polio workers had been trained to accomplish the target set of vaccinating 8,29,000 children below five years of age.

The CEO said that polio was a national issue as it was responsibility of all to play an effective role to make the country polio free. He said that along-with all government initiatives, active participation of parents was needed to make the campaign successful. Sharing details of arrangements, Sohail said that 2175 mobile Teams , 287 fixed points and 124 transit points had been established.

Meanwhile, six dialysis machines and 100 bed had been provided to Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Murree by the Punjab government to ensure best health services to the residents of Murree and its adjacent areas, said Dr Sohail Chaudary.

He said that three new departments including orthopaedic, physiotherapy and emergency had been set up at the THQ hospital while doctors, nurses and surgeons had also been appointed to provide best health facilities to the residents.

He said that THQ Murree was catering the medical needs of a large population of the area  adding government had increased the hospitals budget manifold and free of cost tests of fatal diseases including Hepatitis were being carried out at all tehsil level hospitals across the province.

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