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Parents urged to cooperate with polio teams

Parents urged to cooperate with polio teams
July 1, 2024 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (APP) - Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Ayesha Raza Farooq on Monday urged every segment of society to play a role in eradicating poliovirus from the country.

She said that the anti-polio campaign began in 49 selected districts of the country today where more than 9.5 million children under five years of age will be administered anti-polio vaccine drops. She also urged parents to cooperate with polio teams visiting their doorsteps.

She said 16 districts in Balochistan, 11 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 16 in Sindh and six in Punjab are part of the campaign, adding that, door-to-door polio campaign will be conducted in specific union councils of Islamabad as well.

“Government is sending polio vaccination teams to citizens’ doorsteps, especially in areas where the virus is present, adding, guardians and parents of children should open their doors for these health workers who are hardworking in sever heatwave condition,” she added.