Ant-ipolio drive begins in 13 sensitive UCs in Karachi

Thursday 03 August 2017 3 months ago 74   Karachi   Print

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Report  Web Desk : KARACHI: A six-day anti-polio drive was launched earlier today in Union Councils deemed sensitive here. During the drive, which will end August 8, organized by Sindh Emergency Operation Centre around 1.3 million children will be administered anti-polio drops. According to Director Health Karachi Dr. Taufeeq around 400,000 children will be administered anti-polio drops in the 13 sensitive Union Councils of Karachi. Gadp, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and North Karachi are among these 13 sensitive agencies. Dr. Taufeeq further said that the objective of the this special anti-polio drive is to eradicate the polio virus from the root. Personnel and police and para-military Rangers have been deployed for the security of the anti-polio teams. (01)