Seven-day anti-polio campaign launched in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: The District Administration of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) has launched a seven-day anti-polio campaign where children under five will be vaccinated.
according to more details Deputy Commissioner East Usman Ashraf, along with District Health Officer Zaeem Zia and Director of Health Services Dr. Iqbal Afridi, began an anti-polio campaign by providing polio drops to children under age 5 at CDA Health Center I-8 Markaz.anti polio campaign launched in Islamabad.
Usman Ashraf said on the occasion that the campaign will continue until November 28 and that polio teams and health workers will tackle polio house-to-house.
He said 408,000 children up to five years old would receive anti-polio drugs. The team will visit public places, markets, bus stops. and other places to achieve the goal, he said.
He urged officials to work as a team and take serious and serious measures to achieve the goals set.
Earlier in September, it was reported that The National Polio Lab (NPL) detected the polio virus in samples of wastewater collected from five cities.including Peshawar, Swat, Rawalpindi, Bannu and South Waziristan.
They added that the NPL detected the polio virus in 17 climate samples collected from eight KP samples from Punjab. and one example from Sindhu and Islamabad. The lab detected the virus in wastewater samples collected from five cities, the source added.
In the current year, the NPL has detected polio for the eighth time in samples taken from Bannu, the fourth in Peshawar, the third in Rawalpindi and the first in Swat in South Waziristan.