Anti-polio drive begins today


Anti-polio drive begins today KARACHI: At least 8.3 million children aged five or less would be targeted in the six-day polio campaign being launched on Monday (today) in Sindh, officials said on Sunday.

Of the children, they added, some 2.2 million would be targeted in Karachi.

“We have a perfect opportunity to eradicate polio in Sindh,” said the coordinator of the Emergency Operations Centre for polio in Sindh. He said for more than four months all environment samples of Sindh were negative, which was a ‘huge success’.

Officials requested parents of the children meant to be inoculated against polio to cooperate with polio teams in “this historical period for polio eradication as Pakistan has the opportunity to end the poliovirus circulation and eradicate polio from Pakistan and the world”.


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