Anti-polio campaign in full swing

RAWALPINDI: The five-day anti-polio campaign, which began in all tehsils and towns of Rawalpindi district entered into its third day on Wednesday.

Executive District Officer (EDO) Health Dr Fayyaz Ahmed Butt informed that the immunisation campaign was in full swing.

Under the ongoing vigorous drive, EDO told reporter that 1050 polio teams, 448 area incharges, 204 medical officers, and allied hospitals and Tehsil Headquarter hospitals are fully participating in the drive.

During the campaign, he said, over 700,000 children have so far been administered the polio vaccine while 850,750 children is the set target of the campaign which would be achieved till Sept 21.

He said that polio drops are also being administered at city transit points in order to ensure that all children should be immunized below five years of age.