Anti Polio campaign launched in 20 districts of Balochistan

1.2 million children to be administered anti polio drops

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By Our Reporter

QUETTA: An anti polio campaign was launched in 20 districts of Balochistan on Monday. The campaign would continue for five days in Jaffarabad, Naseerabad, Jhal Magsi, Harnai, Kalat, Loralai and  other districts of the province.

All arrangements for the campaign have been finalized and teams formed to make sure success of the campaign, an officer of the emergency operation cell in Quetta said.

During the campaign, the officer informed that more than 1.2 million kids below the age of five years would be administered anti polio drops. However, more than 4000 teams have been formed to make sure provision of polio drops to every kid in these districts.

Security has also been tightened to avoid occurrence of any untoward incident during the campaign. The security has been tightened since terrorists targeted polio volunteers in various parts of Balochistan in this part.

This year, five cases of polio virus have been confirmed in Balochistan. However, last year, 12 cases of polio virus were confirmed in the province.

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Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal has termed the polio volunteers as the heroes of Balochistan battling the crippling virus.

Government has also declared emergency to cope with the crippling virus, which has paralyzed hundreds of innocent kids in the province.

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