RAWALPINDI - The District Health Department will launch a week-long special drive to create awareness among women about health care from April 24.

Programme Coordinator Dr Javaid Iqbal told APP here on Sunday that lady health workers would go door-to-door during the campaign and educate women about their health and taking preventive measures specially during pregnancy, delivery and for infants health.

Besides, he said, children of two to five years of age would be given de-worming medicines while polio, measles, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis-b and tuberculosis vaccinations would be administered to the children below two years of age.

Javaid said folic acid tablets would also be given to pregnant women to overcome food deficiency free of cost along with tetanus injections. He said a healthy mother was essential for a healthy society and this message should be conveyed to every nook and corner of the district.