KARACHI: Anti-polio campaign across Sindh with a special focus on flood-affected areas will be carried out from October 24 to 30 in which 6.5 million children would be administered polio vaccination.
It was decided in a meeting jointly chaired by provincial health minister Dr Ezra Pechuho and Chief Secretary Sindh Muhammad Sohail Rajput in Karachi on Friday.
The health minister, terming polio immunization in flood affected areas as the biggest challenge, directed to revise the micro plan for such areas.
She said that boats should be arranged to ensure 100 percent vaccination in the areas still under flood water, while a separate micro-plan should also be framed for flood relief camps to ensure that no child in camps was left unvaccinated.
The Chief Secretary Sindh stressed that all children entering the province should be vaccinated against polio at the entry points as with the advent of winter a large number of people come to Karachi from the northern regions of the country.