Anti-polio drive to start from Jan 16  

Anti-polio drive to start from Jan 16   

RAWALPINDI: A five-day anti-polio drive would commence in the entire district from January 16.

During the campaign, 1951 polio teams will go door-to-door and administer polio drops to 811,708 children less than five years of age, the In Charge District Polio drive, Muhammad Hussain said on Wednesday

He said staff deployed for the campaign had been issued special instructions and informed that no negligence in this regard would be tolerated.

He said 1,951 mobile teams have been constituted for door-to-door vaccination of the children. Besides that 396 area in charges, 205 medical officers, and allied hospitals and tehsil headquarter hospitals would participate in the campaign so that their children could be vaccinated in nearby areas. Sufficient quantity of vaccine is available and no stone will be left unturned to make the campaign a success," he said.