Women workers participate in anti-polio drive in Bajaur after 4 years

Anti-polio drive begins in Khyber, Mohmand agencies

BAJAUR: Women workers have started participating in the anti polio campaign in Bajaur agency after four years, said senior official of Health Department Bajaur Agency Dr. Himayatullah, In-Charge anti polio campaign.
Women polio workers had stopped participating in the anti polio drive from December 2012 due to constant threat to their lives.
The decision about participation of women in the anti polio drive was taken at a high level meeting some three months back.
Dr. Himayatullah said, around thirty women workers mostly LHWs and LHVs are participating in the fresh drive started on Monday (May 15) in the agency and have been deputed in the congested and urban areas of Tehsil Khar, Tehsil Salarzai and Tehsil Barang.
The women are part of the fix and mobile polio teams he said adding extraordinary security measures have been taken for their safety and protection. The women workers would soon be dispatched to other parts of the agency for administering oral polio vaccines.– APP


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