QUETTA: Three-day anti-polio campaign will get underway in 32 districts of Balochistan on Monday.
During the drive 2.472 million children would be vaccinated against polio virus. According to details, anti-polio drive will begin in 32 districts of Balochistan today.
Six thousand and four ninety eight hundred teams will administer anti-polio drop to children. The police, Balochistan Constabulary and FC troops would be deployed for security of these teams.
Sources said that polio virus is present in Quetta, Pishin and Killa Abdullah Districts. There are 61 high risk union councils in these districts. Of these 32 are in Quetta, 24 in Killa Abdullah, 2 in Zhob and one each in Pishin, Khuzdar and Musakhel.
Out of 25 cases of polio, 19 were reported in these districts of Quetta, Pishin and Killa Abdullah last year.
Services of Ulema and political leaders were being sought for people refusing administration of polio vaccine to their children so that no child is left from polio vaccine.