DC urges for collective efforts to make country polio free

RAWALPINDI: Deputy Commissioner Capt (retd) Anwar Ul Haq Thursday said collective effort required and it is responsibility of all to play their role to make the country Polio free.

Chairing a meeting to review anti-polio arrangements ,he directed health department to devise optimal plan for anti-polio campaign to be started from February 17.

Anwar directed the officials to give special attention to those areas of the district which have been marked by the World Health Organization(WHO) as low performing.

On the occasion Chief Executive Officer Health Dr Chaudary Sohail briefed the meeting that with the coordinated efforts of Government and WHO, polio workers have been trained to accomplish the set target.

Sharing details of arrangement for Anti-Polio Campaign he said that 2631 mobile teams,298 fixed points,127 transit points,226 Union council medical officers and 580 area incharges would administer polio drops to above 855.131 children less than five years in the district.

The CEO said along-with all government initiatives, active participation of parents is needed to make the campaign successful.