Karachi/Quetta: Anti-polio campaign of varying duration begins in Sindh and Balochistan from Moday (today).
In Sindh, 9 million children up to five years age will be administered anti-polio vaccine during a week-long driv while two million children will be administered polio drops in Karachi.
Similarly, around 2.5 million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops vitamine A drops in 34 district of Balochistan during five day door to door campaign.
For this purpose, more than eleven thousand teams have been constituted.
A week-long campaign to eradicate polio from the metropolitan city shall begin from today even as there has not been a single case of the disabling and life-threatening disease in over a year.
Commissioner Karachi was briefed ahead of the campaign in the city wherein he was intimidated of the facts and stats of polio.
In the past three month, the atmospheric reports from Karachi have remained negative in detecting poliovirus and since the past year there has not been a single case emerging from the city.
In the campaign to begin Sep 20, the target is to vaccinate 2.3 million children against the polio virus to rid the city of the virus for good, Commissioner said.