Health (Anti-polio drive begins in Punjab, KP, FATA )

Islamabad:A five-day anti-polio campaign begins in eight districts of Punjab and a three-day campaign begins in seventeen districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on Monday.

According to the Punjab Health Department and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, polio eradication teams will visit door-to-door to administer anti polio drops to children below the age of five years.

Punjab Emergency Operations Centre has decided to hold polio eradication campaigns in Lahore, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Rawalpindi, Rahim Yar Khan and Sheikhupura for which 17,000 polio teams have been constituted.

In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the campaign will be held in Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi, Malakand, Swat, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Chitral, Kohat, Karak, Hangu, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Tank and Dera Ismail Khan for which nineteen thousand and five hundred teams have been constituted.

Polio teams will also be available at railway stations, bus stands, public places and Afghan refugees camps to ensure administering of anti polio drops to every child.

Strict security measures have been taken to ensure security of polio teams.