A special anti-polio drive is in progress in various areas of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
Radio Pakistan Karachi correspondent reports that a total of 2.498 million children will be vaccinated in Karachi, Sukkur, Ghotki, Khairpur, Larkana, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Kamber, Dadu, Nawabshah, Sanghar and Naushahro Feroze districts.
Three-day anti-polio drive also begins in various areas of ten districts of Balochistan.
The provincial coordinator Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman told our Quetta correspondent that during the drive; more than 0.5 million children under the age of five year would be administered polio drops.
KP and FATA
Meanwhile, a three-day special anti-polio campaign begins in selected areas of FATA, Frontier Regions and eight districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Official sources told our Peshawar correspondent that more than nine hundred sixty five thousand children in FATA and one hundred ninety nine thousand children below the age of five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be administered anti-polio drops during the three-day campaign.
Law enforcement agencies have taken tight security measures to provide protection to the polio team’s personnel. -Radio Pakistan