File photo of female polio workers in Balochistan

Health Desk: 

QUETTA: In a concerted effort to combat the resurgence of polio, Balochistan gears up for a seven-day anti-polio campaign set to commence on February 26. The initiative, spearheaded by the Coordinator of Emergency Operation Center Balochistan, Syed Zahid Shah, aims to administer drops across the province to safeguard public health.

Expressing his determination, Shah emphasized the significance of this campaign in light of recent developments. “After two and a half years of being polio-free, it is disconcerting to witness the reemergence of the virus in different districts of Balochistan during 2023,” he stated in a recent press release.

Shah Calls For Complete Eradication Of Polio Virus

Highlighting the importance of utilizing all available resources, Shah called for a unified approach to ensure the complete eradication of polio from the region. Despite the challenges posed by the recent developments, he commended the diligent efforts of health workers and the robust routine immunization system in place.

With meticulous planning, over 11,000 teams comprising mobile units, fixed sites, and transit points are set to participate in the campaign. These teams, totaling 11,446, will blanket the province, aiming to reach every child and administer the necessary vaccinations.

Balochistan Has Been Polio Free Currently

The mobilization effort underscores the province’s commitment to safeguarding public health and maintaining its polio-free status. Through collaborative endeavors and community engagement, Balochistan remains resolute in its fight against polio, prioritizing the well-being of its citizens above all else.

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