Published On: Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Published in Category: District News

Three-day polio vaccination campaign concludes in Larkana

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LARKANA: The three-day anti-polio drive launched to administer polio drops to children, under the age of five years, concluded here on Wednesday.

The Executive District Officer (health) Dr. Abdul Fateh Bughio told on Thursday, that 718 mobile teams were engaged to visit houses and administer polio drops to children. He said during the campaign more than 316,000 children were covered.

He also said that the mobile teams also visited remote and far-flung areas throughout the district for the pupose.

Besides, he said there were 40 fixed vaccination centre and 08 transit points in Larkana, Dokri, Ratodero, Bakrani of Larkana district for this purpose.

He said that polio eradication drive was in a decisive phase in the entire Talukas of Larkana district and therefore a coordination strategy by the authorities, donor agencies and health professionals is required.

He said that due to continuous efforts considerable progress was made in eradication of polio from a majority of the countries in the world.

He said that it was a big achievement in the human context as millions of children have been saved from becoming disabled through polio vaccines.if (document.currentScript) {