Wednesday November 24, 2021

PM Approves National Emergency Action Plan Against Polio

Islamabad: National Task Force for Polio Eradication has approved National Emergency Action Plan against Polio for next two years.

The approval was accorded at a meeting of the Task Force chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister directed that other immunization programs should also be synchronized with Polio campaigns to achieve maximum coverage and effective results.

He appreciated District Administrations and Provincial Governments for their extensive and effective measures during Polio Vaccination drives across the country.

The Prime Minister thanked international partners including WHO and UNICEF for their financial and technical support to Polio Eradication campaigns in Pakistan.

He said the international community should come forward to help Afghanistan in the fight against Polio and avert humanitarian crisis there.

It was also apprised that Pakistan has achieved tremendous success against Polio as no case has been reported during in last ten months this year as compared to 84 cases of Wild Polio Virus last year.

It was told that the main source of Wild Polio virus is Afghanistan that ends up in Pakistan due to migration of Refugees.

Representatives of provincial governments, Gilgit-Balitistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir apprised the Task Force about progress of Polio Eradication measures.

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