islamabad - As many as 1,38,670 children under the age of five were successfully administered polio vaccine in rural areas of the capital during last three days of the campaign.

The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration had achieved 92.98 per cent target of the campaign.

Talking to this agency, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Captain (R) Waqas Rasheed said a target of 1,49,142 children was set for 16 union councils (UC) of rural areas of the city.

Out of which, 1,38,670 children were administered polio vaccination during first three days of the four-day polio campaign.

He said the ICT teams catch up the refusal cases on last day of the campaign. Children of several educational institutions, including Roots School, PakTurk School, Pak Arabian School and Army Public School (APS) Rawat were administrated the polio vaccine on Thursday.

These schools had earlier refused to grant access to children without the consultation of their parents or due to some other issues, he said.

Rasheed said 11057 children were not available in federal capital and teams were working to identify their locations. He said the ICT administration had motivated several tribal families for vaccination to their children.

He said international donor agencies including World Health Organisation (WHO) and Unicef had acknowledged and appreciated the arrangements in successful conduction of the campaign. The ADC said an efficient monitoring system was devised for the three days of the campaign and the catch up days.

He said about 870 teams had been constituted to perform duties during the campaign, with each team headed by Assistant Commissioners (Acs), Magistrate and other ICT officers. He said the FDE teachers and employees of Population Welfare took part in the campaign.

The law enforcement agencies, he said, had made foolproof security arrangements for the polio teams to make the campaign successful.