Nation-wide anti-polio campaign to begin tomorrow

Anti polio drive

ISLAMABAD: A five-day anti-polio drive will begin in different parts of the country from February 28 (Monday) to inoculate over 22 million children.

In Sindh, over 10 million children under the age of 5-year will be administered anti-polio drops in 30 districts.

In Balochistan, over 2.5 million children up to five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops during the drive.

In Punjab, the government has set a target of vaccinating 10 million children, deploying more than 150,000 polio workers.

Around 10,000 teams have been constituted for this purpose while 70,000 anti-polio workers and 10,000 anti-polio supervisors will take part in the drive.

Recently, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has thanked Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan for the productive discussions on polio eradication from Pakistan, during his day-long visit to Islamabad.

Bill Gates in his Tweet, said he is encouraged by Pakistan’s commitment to eliminating the crippling disease and appreciated PM Imran Khan’s resolve in this regard.

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