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Nationwide anti-polio drive to begin on Monday: Safdar

ISLAMABAD: Three-day nationwide anti-polio drive starts from Monday.

In an interview with the media, National Coordinator Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme Rana Muhammad Safdar said that during the campaign thirty-eight million children below the age of five years will be administered polio drops. He said two hundred and fifty thousand health workers will visit door to door to administer polio drops across the country during the campaign.

Rana Safdar said that last year eight polio cases were reported. He said presently there are two hot polio reservoirs in the country located at Karachi and Qilla Abdullah near Quetta and we are fully focused on these sites.

The National Coordinator said that a similar nationwide campaign will also be launched next month to ensure complete eradication of the polio virus from the country.

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