05~Day National Polio~eradication drive successfully concludes in AJK

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

MIRPUR (AJK),  (Parliament Times) :  The 05-day national anti-polio campaign successively concluded in AJK on Friday.

At least 7.11 lakh children under 5 years of age were immunized of the antipolio vaccine during the campaign started on Nov. 30, in the liberated territory besides all the four provinces of the country and GB, official sources said.

In the State’s capital district of Muzaffarabad, a total of 1,10,137 children up to five years of were targeted to be administered the anti-Polio vaccines and Vitamin ‘A’ drops/ during the drive with out any pause.

A total of 438 mobile teams of para medical staff were constituted to visit door to door to administer the anti polio vaccine and vitamin ‘A’ drop during the campaign in the capital district – where 63 fixed centers were also set up by the State Polio Eradication Committee of the AJK State Health Services Department.

The state health department’s Polio Eradication Committee made adequate arrangement to executive the polio-eradication campaign in a befitting manner.

The fixed centers were set up at the hospitals, basic health units, rural health centers as well as various other spots to vaccinate the children with the anti-polio drops from 8.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m.

The total staff involved in the drive including mobile teams comprising over 4500 workers, visited door to door to immunize the children of and under 5 years of age during the campaign.

The district was divided in to a total of 31 zones for conducting door to door drive under the supervision of 114 area in charges, the sources said.

The total staff involved in the drive include mobile teams comprising over 4500 workers for visiting door to door to immunize the children of and under 5 years of age during the campaign throughout Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

It may be added that the state health authorities claimed that there no any case of polio disease to any child detected in any part of Azad Jammu & Kashmir during over last 21 years.

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