Tree-day anti Polio drive from June 17

By: Maqsood Soomro

SUKKUR May 29: A three-day anti-polio vaccination campaign will start in the Sukkur district from June 17th 2019.

Local health authorities said 6, 84,771 children under the age of five years would be vaccinated in the drive. The campaign will be followed by catch-up of missed children will kick off in the all union councils of the districts, under the supervision and security provided by deputy commissioners, district health officers, and local police. A total of 816 teams comprising 1403 mobile teams have been formed. According to District Health Officer (DHO) Sukkur, Agha Samiullah, the directives have been issued to complete the necessary arrangements. He further said the provincial EPI Program has made close coordination with the all Talukas to ensure timely micro planning, mapping of high risk mobile population and vaccine supply.