Punjab CM affirms govt commitment to eradicating polio
Lahore – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman has said that it is among the top priorities of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to eradicate polio from the country.
In a message issued in connection with World Polio Day, he said that all resources were being utilised to provide healthy future to the children.
He said that he was personally monitoring anti-polio measures, adding that administration had also been mobilised along with Health Department to root out polio.
He appealed to the parents to play their role to get their children vaccinated against polio. Usman Buzdar also paid tributes to the polio workers for their dedication and commitment in discharging their responsibilities.
Door-to-door corona vaccination: Punjab Minister for Local Governments and Community Development (LG&CD) Mehmoodur Rasheed Sunday said that special door-to-door corona vaccination campaign would start from October 25 till November 12.
In a statement, he said that success in drive against coronavirus could only be possible if maximum number of people were vaccinated. He said 12,000 teams would go door to door for administering vaccine to people, adding that the drive was being started in all districts of the province and 14,000 new vaccination centres were being established throughout the province. “Moreover, social workers will also provide assistance to the vaccination teams,” he said.
Mehmoodur Rasheed appealed to the public to benefit from the initiative and protect themselves and their families from the pandemic.
He said that coronavirus had so far claimed more than 12,000 lives in Punjab. “By vaccinating maximum people, not only can we move faster towards normal life, but we can also avoid social restrictions and lockdowns,” he added.
As per the official sources, the Punjab government is going to launch the largest door-to-door vaccination campaign “RED” (Reach Every Door) in all 36 districts of Punjab.
All Chief Executive Officers, Deputy Districts Health Officer and other officials of the district administration will be working for the success of the RED campaign. The coronavirus has adversely affected all areas of life. So far, more than 12,800 lives have been lost to Covid-19 in Punjab.