SAPM: (Country’s anti-polio efforts yielding positive results: Dr Faisal)


ISLAMABAD:Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan has said the country’s anti-polio efforts are yielding results as no polio case has been recorded over the last six months.

Addressing a ceremony here on Thursday, he said this is an encouraging development and we have to ensure high quality in the future vaccination campaigns in order to completely rid the country of this crippling polio virus disease. He said the anti-polio campaign is beginning in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today (Thursday) whilst in other parts of the country, it will commence from August 2.

He said about one hundred and eighty thousand workers will participate in the campaign under which children under the age of five years age will be given anti-polio drops. Dr Faisal Sultan asked the parents to understand the importance of these drops for the future of their children.

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