News

Anti-polio campaign to kick off in KP from August 13

August 10, 2020 09:29 PM


Twitter Share Facebook Share WhatsApp Share

A polio vaccination drive will be carried out in different cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province from August 13 to 16, according to the polio emergency operation center.

According to details, the campaign will be launched in 21 districts of KP and it will be the biggest polio vaccination drive in the province after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Around 609 teams have been formed for the drive while 14,335 mobile teams will also take part in the anti-polio campaign. Covid-19 SOPs will be strictly implemented during the campaign.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), hand gloves and surgical masks will be provided to the polio team for vaccination drive.

Earlier in the day, another polio case was reported in Balochistan, taking the provincial tally to 16 in the current ongoing year.

The case was reported in Quetta, where a 20-month-old boy was confirmed with the virus. Is samples were collected on July 25 and 26.

It is pertinent to mention here that the government of Pakistan resumed polio vaccination activities on July 20 with a campaign in selected districts after a four-month suspension of all vaccination activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Districts covered in the first round were Faisalabad, Attock, South Waziristan, and parts of Karachi and Quetta. Almost 800,000 children under the age of five vaccinated during the campaign.



24 HD English WhatsApp Channel QR Code Click or Scan to Subscribe
our WhatsApp Channel

Most Read

  1. Punjab ministry, school education dept toy with summer vacations announcement Punjab ministry, school education dept toy with summer vacations announcement
  2. Iran President Raisi, foreign minister die in helicopter crash Iran President Raisi, foreign minister die in helicopter crash
  3. Sarah Ali Khan to tie the knot with a rich guy this year, say rumors Sarah Ali Khan to tie the knot with a rich guy this year, say rumors
  4. Anmol Baloch brushes off dating rumours with Hamza Sohail Anmol Baloch brushes off dating rumours with Hamza Sohail
  5. 'Heeramandi's 'Tajdar', Taha Shah’s handsome debut at Cannes is everything fans wanted 'Heeramandi's 'Tajdar', Taha Shah’s handsome debut at Cannes is everything fans wanted
  6. NA148 by-polls results: PPP’s Qasim Gilani leading with 78,278 votes NA148 by-polls results: PPP’s Qasim Gilani leading with 78,278 votes

Opinion

  1. New twist in PTI founder’s strategy towards Military Establishment
    New twist in PTI founder’s strategy towards Military Establishment

    By Salim Bokhari

  2. Revoke the heat stroke
    Revoke the heat stroke

    By Dr Asif Channer

  3. Defiance, sacrifice & national resilience
    Defiance, sacrifice & national resilience

    By Naveed Aman Khan

  4. Maryam Nawaz Sharif's Police Uniform: Breaking Gender Stereotypes, Not Minds
    Maryam Nawaz Sharif's Police Uniform: Breaking Gender Stereotypes, Not Minds

    By Alysha Khan

  5. Pak-Saudi-Iran economic proximity
    Pak-Saudi-Iran economic proximity

    By News Desk

  6. Military Establishment rules out any deal with what it terms a ‘bunch of anarchists’
    Military Establishment rules out any deal with what it terms a ‘bunch of anarchists’

    By Salim Bokhari