LAHORE: A five-day anti-polio campaign will be started from November 12 and more than 7 million children would be administered from a 12-zone anti-polio vaccine, sensitively declared. Among these regions were Lahore, Sheikhupura, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Layyah, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi to Attock.
The meeting chaired by Punjab, Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, completed the preparations. The meeting was told that there would be more than 18,000 teams from the health department to eliminate polio sehat muhafiz & # 39; runs a door-to-door campaign.
"It was a matter of concern for all stakeholders that environmental samples of polio virus in Lahore, DG Khan and Rawalpindi have recently found positive, so we have decided to accelerate the special polio eradication campaign in specific areas, "said the minister. He urged the parents not to lose their chance and get their children vaccinated during the campaign. "There were a need for multiple doors of a polio vaccine to fully protect a child. Parents who do not secure their children's vaccination compromise the health and lives of their own children and other children too," the minister added.
Punjab has completed 2016 with no polio case. But next year, 2017, polioting of four months of Librarian was found to have polio affected. During the current year, Punjab is still a free polio state. Globally, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, the three countries still have polio cases.
The Punjab Emergency Campaign Center Dr Munir Ahmed emphasized the need for every child to be immunized in each round of a campaign.
"As long as the virus is found anywhere in the country, no child was safe from being infected," said the UK.
He stressed the parents to call the 0800-99000 helpline in case of any suggestions or complaints.