Around 290 thousand children to be vaccinated against polio

NAUSHAHRO FEROZE:As many as 290477 children up to age of five would be vaccinated during up coming round of polio eradication campaign set to start from October 30.

It was informed to a meeting held here on Thursday to review arrangements for the polio campaign with deputy commissioner Naushahro Feroze, Dr. Waseem Ali in chair, said a handout.

District Health Officer Dr. Mazhar Kalhoro and focal person for polio campaign Dr. Fida Hussain Memon briefed the meeting that 67 team support centers to be set up through out the district while 795 teams would administer vaccine to the children which include 689 mobile teams, 67 fix points and 39 transit points.

The deputy commissioner directed for proper training and monitoring of vaccination teams to ensure universal coverage and warned of stern action in case of negligence.