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PM asks admin of 22 high risk districts of polio cases for emergency steps

PM asks admin of 22 high risk districts of polio cases

PM asks admin of 22 high risk districts of polio cases for emergency steps for eradication of the crippling disease.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has issued directives to the administrations, while chairing a virtual meeting of provincial Chief Secretaries and Deputy Commissioners for control of polio, today (Tuesday).

PM asks admin of 22 high risk districts of polio cases

He asked them to take full advantage of the reduced number of cases reported in the country.

Furthermore, he directed them to work towards its complete elimination.

Special Assistants to the Prime Minister Dr Faisal Sultan, Dr Shahbaz Gill and other senior officers attended the meeting.

Officials informed the Prime Minister that no polio case reported during last six months across the country.

That provides a rare opportunity to eradicate the disease from the country.

Anti polio campaign began in 68 districts in Pakistan Monday 

Under the ongoing anti-polio drive of varied duration, vaccinators will vaccinate more than 23.6 million children under five years age.

According to National Emergency Operation Center, approximately 179,000 frontline health workers are taking part in the campaign.

However, they are performing their duties under strict covid related SOPs.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr Faisal Sultan issued a statement.

He urged the parents to cooperate with the polio teams.

Furthermore, he asked people to ensure that their children get vaccines against the crippling disease.

GTV

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