Three-day anti-polio drive kicks-off in parts of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD : A three-day anti-polio drive kicked off in different parts of the country on Monday in which more than 6.6 million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio vaccine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.

According to a spokesman of Punjab Health Department, the campaign being held in Multan, Khanewal, Faisalabad, Hafizabad and Rawalpindi districts, Radio Pakistan reported.

Over two million children will be administered anti-polio vaccine in 30 districts of Balochistan.

In Muzaffarabad, more than 1,20,000 children will be vaccinated against the disease.

In Gilgit-Baltistan, over 2,36,000 children will be administered anti-polio drops.

The teams of health workers will be available at railwaystations, bus stands and public places to ensure that every child is vaccinated.-APP

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