File Photo: A child raising marked finger during anti-polio campaign in Balochistan: Photo provided by Dawatullah, an EOC Photographer

Health Desk: 

Anti Polio campaign will begin in 141 union councils of 5 districts of Balochistan on the 26 of September. This campaign will continue for 7 days in the concerned areas. Hameedullah Nasar, the Chief of Emergency Operation Cell (EOC) said the health department has prepared a plan to make the campaign a success. 

Anti Polio campaign will be carried out in all union councils of Quetta, Pishin, Chaman, Killa Abdullah, and 8 union councils of Zhob. During this seven-day anti-polio campaign, polio drops will be provided to 0.885 million children who are under the age of 5 years.

A total of 3,680 teams formed

A total of 3680 polio teams will be working during this polio campaign. The Levies, Police, and FC personnel will provide security to the polio teams during the campaign.

The children could be affected by the polio virus who are deprived of the polio drops. However, no polio case has been reported from January 2021 till this year.

This presence of the polio virus in the other provinces of the country and in Afghanistan is a challenge for Balochistan. All of the parents are requested to coordinate with the polio teams during the anti-polio campaign.

Pakistan has so far reported 19 cases of the crippling virus during the year 2022.

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