Published On: Sat, Oct 9th, 2021
Published in Category: Peshawar

Polio virus eradication from KP is our top priority Chief Secretary

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Peshawar: Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz has said that eradication of polio virus from the province is our top priority.

The district administrations were directed that any sort of negligence will not be tolerated against the targets of Polio eradication Programme.

The chief secretary issued these directives while presiding over a meeting regarding the End Polio Drive. The emergency operation center coordinator briefed him about the preparations of entire polio eradication drive which is going to commence from 17th September to cater children under the age of 5.

Dr. Kazim Niaz appreciated the Programme team, polio workers, police and district administrations for their efforts in the previous year regarding the eradication of polio virus, stating that no case was reported the entire year because of the effective polio eradication campaigns throughout the province.

He stressed the role of the media, elected representatives and religious scholars in addressing the refusals to polio vaccination, saying the government was making every effort to eliminate the virus for the last endemic region.

He further said that the polio workers must be provided fool proof security so that the targets of polio eradication must be achieved so that Pakistan can achieve the status of a polio free country.