Countrywide anti-polio campaign begins

50 children faint after administering polio drops in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD: Anti-polio campaign of varied duration began across the country on Monday.
During the campaign, over thirty-eight million children under the age of five years will be vaccinated anti polio drops.
Over two hundred and seventy thousand health workers are participating in the campaign to ensure every child receives vaccine.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about five-point nine million children will be administered anti-polio vaccine during three day campaign.
In Punjab, over forty eight thousand teams have been constituted for the five day campaign to vaccinate children upto five years age all over the province.
In one hundred eighty eight union councils of Karachi, two point four million children will be administered anti-polio vaccine during five-day drive.
In Balochistan, five day anti- polio drive will be carried out in Quetta, Pishin and Qillah Abdullah while three day drive in rest of the districts. During the campaign, 2.5 million children up to five years age would be administered anti- polio vaccine.
In Azad Kashmir, over seven hundred thousand children up to five years of age would be administered anti polio drops in all ten districts of the state.


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