Polio campaign from today in Quetta

QUETTA: Anti Polio drive will kick off in Quetta Tuesday. During the campaign children would be administered polio drops in18 Union Councils in Quetta for which arrangements have been completed.

Coordinator Emergency Operation Cell (EOC) Dr Saifur Rehman has warmed action would be taken against all schools and madaris would be sealed which would refuse to feed polio drops or create any hurdled in the campaign.

Chairing a high level meeting attended by WHO, UNICEF and other world bodies working for polio eradication here said cases would be registered against UC Medical Officers if they provided fake or bogus information about polio drive because it would be checked again. He said all the schools, madaris and other children bodies are bound to feed polio drops to the children. They should cooperate with polio team during the campaign

He said concrete measures would be adopted for the success of polio drive and polio drive would be launched till last child.

He said poliovirus is a serious issue and almost all the countries of the world have got rid of this but it was becoming matter of shame for Pakistan. Government has decided not to sit in peace till its complete eradication.

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