Friday, December 2

National polio eradication drive kicked off in Gwadar

GWADAR:National polio eradication campaign under corona SOPs kicked off in Gwadar and Pak-Iran bordering areas today.

Deputy Commissioner Gwadar Major (Retd) Abdul Kabir inaugurated the polio eradication campaign. On the occasion, District Health Officer, Dr. Ghulam Farooq, Medical Superintendent Civil Hospital Gwadar Dr. Abdul Latif Dashti, District Population Welfare Officer Sartaj Gichki, WHO Polio Eradication Officers and other concerned officers were also present.

Giving briefing to Deputy Commissioner, Gwadar, District Heath Officer, Gwadar Dr. Ghulam Farooq said arrangements had been made to make polio eradication campaign a success under corona SOPs in the coastal areas of Gwadar district, Pasni Jiwani, Kuppar, Peshukan ormara and in the border areas of Gabd, Kalato, Pak-Iran border 250 and other border areas.

He said total population of Gwadar district is 212,000 and a target had been set to vaccinate 36,040 children in Gwadar district with polio vaccine. The District Health Officer said that 22 fax centers and nine transit points had been set up in Gwadar district with the special cooperation of Pakistan Coast Guard in coastal areas. Polio teams are performing services at the check posts.

Dr. Abdul Latif Dashti, Medical Superintendent Civil Hospital Gwadar said that round-the-clock polio vaccination facility had been made available at DHQ Hospital, Gwadar.


Dr. Muneer Baloch, President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Balochistan has congratulated MPA Mubeen Khan Khilji of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on assuming the portfolio of Urban Planning and Development Department and Quetta Development Authority (QDA), according to a statement issued here on Monday.

Appreciating the step of the Government of Balochistan to have assigned the portfolio of Urban Planning and Development Department and Quetta Development Authority (QDA) to Mubeen Khan Khilji, he said being a young, dedicated and cognizant with the problems being faced by people, Khilji will continue rendering services for the welfare of the people in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.