Anti-polio Drive Continues In Four Provinces

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ISLAMABAD, (Muzaffargarh.City – 13th Feb, 2017 ) : The anti-polio campaign is in progress in all four provinces to protect the children from this crippling disease. Sharing the data, Prime Minister’s Focal Person Senator, Ayesha Raza Farooq Monday said that the phase-1 of IPV campaign was entered in day eight in the KP districts.

She said that the drive was continued in the planned five districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsadda, Mardan and Swabi targeting 646,526 children with Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and 707,138 children with Oral poliovirus vaccines (OPV).

She said that the campaign had also started today in 18 towns of Karachi included TMK, Thatta, Sujawal and Badin in Sindh targeting 669,603 children with IPV and 893,193 children with OPV and in Bajour, Mohmand, Orakzai, Kurram, FR Peshawar and FR Kohat in FATA targeting 168,005 children with IPV and 204755 children with OPV.

The targeted age group for IPV was four months to 23 months and for OPV was birth-age to 23 months. It will be a six days campaign and two days catchup, she added. The day three of the phase-2 of mOPV2 case response campaign was also in progress in entire Quetta block targeting 727,046 under five children.

It will be a five days campaign. The campaign in response to the positive environmental sample from Multan has started today in the areas of Multan, Muzaffargarh, Khanewal, Tobatek Singh and Lodhran targeting 1,872,496 under five children.

The phase-1 of the February campaign in FATA has started today in the seven agencies including NWA, SWA, FR Tank, FR Lakki, FR D.I.Khan, FR Bannu and Khyber targeting 514,330 under five children.