Administration Launches campaign to make Sahiwal division polio free

Emergence of 3 polio cases in the country is a matter of concern.

Sahiwal ( Chichawatni News – Arshad Farooq Butt )

Director Health Services Sahiwal Dr. Sadiq Saleem has said that a five-day polio campaign is being launched from May 23 to 27 to make Sahiwal division polio free.

He said that the emergence of 3 polio cases in the country is a matter of concern. Therefore, it is important that all children from birth to 5 years of age be vaccinated.

He appealed to the parents to cooperate fully with the polio vaccination teams so that the children could be protected from lifelong disability.

He said this while giving details about the preparations for the polio campaign. He said that 1529 mobile teams in Sahiwal district would vaccinate 521,638 children during the polio campaign.

He further said that 114 fixed teams and 89 transit teams have been formed in Sahiwal district which will administer polio drops to children at different bases.

Similarly in Okara district 1861 mobile teams which will vaccinate 627,114 children against polio besides 141 fixed teams and 66 transit teams have been formed.

1087 mobile teams have been formed in Pakpattan district which will vaccinate 380,432 children against polio and 85 fixed and 41 transit teams have been formed.

Director Health Services Sahiwal Dr. Sadiq Saleem Kamboh said that 89 supervisors have been deployed in Sahiwal district, 118 in Okara district and 64 in Pakpattan district to monitor the polio immunization teams.

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