QUETTA  - Balochistan government has announced to implement “Healthy Balochistan” programme aimed at improve child health care and eradicate the crippling polio virus from the province.

“Strengthening the routine immunisation against nine diseases including polio, launching the immediate action plan against polio virus, organising child and mother week, introduction of new vaccines for pneumonia were part of the “Healthy Balochistan" programme to be implemented in letter and spirit," Rehmat Baloch said while addressing a special session held in connection with child health issues in Balochistan.

Secretary Health Balochistan Abdul Saboor Khan Kakar, Director General Health, representatives of WHO, UNICEF and EPI programme attended the session.

Health Minister expressing concern on child and mother health issues in Balochistan said that incumbent government was committed to providing best health facilities to the people at every district of the province.

It is commendable achievement of provincial government that we have not received single case of polio for last 16 months, however, he underlined the need for engaging politicians and Parliamentarians to fully eradicate the virus from Balochistan.

Secretary Health on the occasion said that drastic measures were required to make improvement with regard to child health care in Balochistan.

Parliamentarians have pivotal role to play in the government's fight against crippling polio virus and other deadly diseases, he said. 

Session also agreed on escalating efforts against the polio and nine other diseases.

They underlined the need to convince the reluctant parents and strengthening the routine immunisation by utilizing the available resources.