Three-day anti-Polio drive begins in KP, FATA, Balochistan

Three-day anti-Polio drive begins in KP, FATA, Balochistan

A three-day anti-polio campaign begins in selected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa FATA , Frontier Regions and Balochistan on Monday.


According to Health Directorate Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the campaign will be launched in Lakki Marwat, D.I. Khan, Karak, Tank, Bannu and Hangu districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, South Waziristan Agency and Frontier Regions.


During the campaign, more than one million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops.


In Balochistan , the anti-polio drive will also be launched in Quetta, Barkhan, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad, Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Zhob, Dera Bugti, Kohlu and Sherani districts on Monday.


Provincial Coordinator Polio Emergency Operation Centre, Syed Faisal Ahmed told Radio Pakistan Quetta correspondent that during the drive, more than six hundred thousand children below the age of five would be administered anti-polio vaccination.


Special security measures have been taken to avoid any untoward incident during the campaign.


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