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Five-day Polio Immunization Campaign Concludes In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, (Muzaffargarh.City – 16th Mar, ) :A five-day anti-polio campaign concluded on Friday in eight districts of Punjab, 17 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

According to officials, the campaign polio eradication teams visited door-to-door to administer anti polio drops to below the age of five years. In Punjab, 17,000 polio teams were constituted to administer polio drops to children in Lahore, Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, , Rahim Yar Khan and Sheikhupura districts.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19,500 teams were constituted immunization in Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi, Malakand, Swat, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Karak, Kohat, Hangu, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Chitral, Tank and Dera Ismail Khan.

Polio teams remained available at railway stations, bus stands, public places and Afghan Refugees camps to ensure administering of anti-polio drops to every child. Strict security measures were taken to ensure protection of the polio teams.


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