Polio eradication campaign in Karachi; 18-26 February 2019

Karachi, February 15, 2019 (PPI-OT): Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has emphasized upon strong coordinated efforts for eradication of Polio, completely. He was presiding acquaint with the preparations for next polio eradication campaign to be commenced in Karachi from 18th instant which will last up to 26th February 2019. All Deputy Commissioners of Karachi, informed that they are monitoring and ensuring service delivery to the Polio Eradication Teams, including arrangements of staff, security and transport facilities.

The meeting was apprised that 1,60,000 children will be furnished anti polio drops in 10 towns of various districts of Karachi through 2225 teams, every team comprises 6675 skilled persons, team assistant and social mobilizers, with the transport facilities of 269 vehicles.

Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah assured the team leaders of provisions of full security and other support to this effect. He maintained that, he (C.S.) ready to help any time, in case of any problem. He also asked the Commissioner Karachi to ensure vigilance and help for anti-polio drive.

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