3-day anti polio drive from today

QUETTA: Three day anti polio campaign will get underway in 32 districts of Balochistan Monday. Durign the drive 2.472 million children would be vaccinated against polio.

According to details anti polio drive will begin in 32 districts of Balochistan today. Six thousand 498 teams will administer anti polio drop to children. Police, Balochistan constabulary and FC troops would be deployed for security of these teams.

Sources said that polio virus is present in Quetta, Pishin and Killa Abdullah Districts. There are 61 high risk union councils in these districts. Of these 32 are in Quetta, 24 in Killa Abdullah, 2 in Zhob and one each in Pishin, Khuzdar and Musakhel.

Out of twenty five cases of polio 19 were reported in these districts of Quetta, Pishin and Killa Abdullah last year.

Services of Ulema and political leaders were being sought for people refusing administration of polio vaccine to their children so that no child is left from polio vaccine.

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