Anti polio drops being administered to a child in Balochistan

Health Desk: 

QUETTA: In a decisive move to fortify its polio-free status, Balochistan embarks on a sweeping anti-polio campaign today, poised to reach over 2.5 million children below the age of five. The ambitious initiative orchestrates the efforts of 11,000 dedicated teams strategically positioned across the province, symbolizing a collective front against the poliovirus.

Children after polio drops

While the campaign was initiated in high-risk districts three days ago, its full-scale implementation today underscores the region’s unwavering commitment to eradicating polio. Syed Zahid Shah, Chief of the Emergency Operation Cell, passionately calls upon parents to actively cooperate, ensuring their children receive the indispensable anti-polio drops.

Environmental Samples Found In Quetta, Chaman, Hub And Dera Bugti

He said that poliovirus is present in the environmental samples of Balochistan. Poliovirus was confirmed in the environmental samples of Quetta, Chaman, Hub and Dera Bugti. He said that all resources should be used to ensure the complete eradication of polio. They are determined to fight against polio, he said referring to the dedicated polio workers battling the virus at the cost of their lives.​

This monumental endeavor epitomizes the collaborative spirit of the government, UNICEF, WHO, and various organizations. Together, they strive to preserve Balochistan’s polio-free legacy, meticulously upheld for over two years.

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