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Anti-polio drive in Rawalpindi on 29th

By APP
April 22, 2024
A health worker (R) administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. — AFP/File
A health worker (R) administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. — AFP/File

Rawalpindi: A week-long anti-polio campaign will commence in the three tehsils of the district from April 29 to cover more than 906,011 children under five years of age.

Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the District Health Authority Dr Ejaz Ahmed told this agency on Sunday that children would be vaccinated in the area of Rawalpindi City, Cantonment, Tehsil Rawal­pindi(Rural), Gujar Khan and Taxila. Meanwhile, District Superintendent Vaccination Dr Muhammad Nadeem of District Health Authority said that 2,834 mobile teams,677 area incharges and 192 Union Council''s Medical officers would participate in the drive to complete the immunisation task.