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Five-day Polio Campaign; Launched in Karachi, Interior Sindh

KARACHI- The Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for Polio in Sindh launched its 4th Polio Campaign of 2018, in all the districts of Sindh province.

Approximately, 8.6 million children across the province, including 2.4 million in Karachi were  administered with polio drops. This drive began on  April 09 and is scheduled till April 13, 2018.

More than 56,000 teams (12,000 in Karachi) have participated in this polio drive while 5,000 police personnel have been deployed to provide security to teams in Karachi city.

Polio

There have been 0 cases in Sindh in 2018 and there has been one polio case reported in Pakistan, from Baluchistan.

Commissioner Karachi, Ejaz Ahmed Khan inaugurated the 5-day polio campaign in Karachi by administering polio drop to a child.  He said that, more than 2.3 million children under the age of five, would be given polio drops across the city. He further informed that, vaccination of children is a national duty and parents should cooperate with polio teams. Children are being administered Vitamin A drops along with polio vaccination.

Commissioner Karachi, stated that, strict action has been taken against private schools owners in District Central, who refused to cooperate with the polio drive team.

April 27, 2018

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