Mirpur district target sets to immunize 63741 children with anti-polio vaccine during 05-day nation-wide anti-polio campaign


Altaf Hamid Rao.

MIRPUR (AJK),   (Parliament Time) : In lake-district of Mirpur, AJK, a total of 63741 thousand children under five years of age would be administered anti-polio vaccine during the 5-day nation wide anti-polio campaign commenced from Monday. Mirpur District Health Officer Dr. Fida Hussain has said.

The district has been divided into six zones with the induction of the one supervisor in each zone to implement the drive. One Ward Incharge will supervise the campaign in the determined area falling in each Union Council in the district, the D.H.O told our Special AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao here Monday.

He said that the inaugural ceremony in the district was held at the EPI Center , the Immunizing point set up at D.H.O Office where children up to five years of age were administered the anti-polio drops by the chief guest Mirpur Deputy Commissioner Dr. Omer Azam and other senior officers of the district administration and doctors,

He said that a total of 384 mobile teams were constituted and 37 fixed centers have been set up in the district to immunize the children with the anti-polio vaccine. Besides, 14 transit points have also been carved out in various parts of Mirpur district to feed the traveling children with the anti-polio vaccine and vitamin ‘A’ drops during the campaign.

Meanwhile renowned physician and expert of family medicines Dr. Khalid Yousaf said here Monday that there was earnest need of accountability and commitment to this global cause for achieving the target for complete eradication of this fatal disease.

Talking to the news agency, here Monday he advised the parents to cooperative the visiting mobile paramedic teams to make the national anti-polio campaign complete success.

Meanwhile it is officially learnt that no any case of polio disease to any child was reported in this district.