Three-day anti-polio campaign kicks off across KP, FATA

Anti-Polio campaign underway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: The three-day anti-polio campaign kicked off across Khyber Pahtunkhwa and FATA on Wednesday amid tight security measures wherein children under five years of age would be administered Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV).
17,600 teams for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 4000 for Fata have been formed for door to door campaign to make Pakistan Polio free country. These teams are being assisted by area in-charges, Lady Health Workers (LHWs) and officials of Health Department.
In case of non arrival of the teams, authorities appealed to parents and guardians to bring their children to nearest hospitals and BHUs for vaccination.
In FATA, about one million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops during the campaign.
More than four thousand teams have been constituted to administer anti-polio drops to the children.
Tight security measures have been taken for security of the polio teams.


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