Five day OPV campaign begins in 12 UCs of Karachi central

KARACHI: The five day Anti-Polio Campaign, postponed last week due to non-availability of security cover for the concerned vaccinators, in 12 high risk UCs of district central, began here Monday.

As per schedule 1,15,300 children, under five years of age will be vaccinated against the crippling disease during the special campaign in selected UCs of the district.

Authorities sharing details of the campaign said in Gulberg town of the district Union Councils Six and Eight would be respectively covered with 7270 children in Yaseenabad and 10804 in Shafiq Colony.

In Liaqutabad Town UC – Two (Firdous Colony) with 2962 children; UC Nine (Mujahaid Colony) with 7507 kids; UC 10 (Nazimabad) 9775 and UC 11 (Abbasi Shaheed) 5734 children will be administered with the anti-polio vaccines.

In North Nazimabad Town UC Seven (Mustafabad) 9430 children. In
North Karachi UC One (Kalyana) 12556; UC Four (Godhra) 8677; UC Nine
(Khamiso Goth) 13848 children; UC 11 (Khawaja Ajmer Nagri) 12681
children will be vaccinated against the crippling disease during the

The authorities said due measures have been ensured for proper identification of each and every vaccinator and volunteers involved in the exercise.