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Centre launches anti-polio drive in three provinces

By News Desk

March 16, 2024 06:33 PM


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The Federal Government has announced an anti-polio campaign in three provinces, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The campaign, scheduled from March 25 to 28, will focus on the districts where sewage samples have tested positive for the polio virus.

The Ministry of National Health has revealed that the campaign aims to vaccinate over 8.2 million children across 26 districts of Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan.

The campaign will be conducted in 11 districts of Balochistan, 8 of Sindh, and 7 of Punjab.

These districts include Faisalabad, Khairpur, Kasur, Ghotki, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Sukkur, Larkana, Shikarpur, Qambar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Rajanpur, Okara, Rahim Yar Khan, Khuzdar, Kech, Lasbela, Sohbatpur, Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Dera Bugti, Usta Muhammad, Sibi, Hub, and Chaman.

The campaign commenced a day after another polio case surfaced in Balochistan. According to the National Health Department, poliovirus type one affected a 52-month-old child in the Chaman area of Balochistan on Feb 29.

Pakistan’s first polio case of the year 2024 was reported from Balochistan’s Dera Bugti the previous day. According to a spokesman for the National Ministry for Health, the poliovirus was found in a two-and-a-half-year-old child from Dera Bugti.

 
 

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