Anti-Polio drive extended due to heavy rain

Anti-Polio drive extended due to heavy rain

The five-day anti-polio campaign to administer polio drops to 8,40,000 children below five years of age in the entire district has been extended for one more day due to heavy rain. The campaign, started in the district Monday would now end on February 17.
Today, the vaccinators started administering polio drops but had to stop because of heavy rain and snowfall in Tehsil Murree and informed the district administration that they could not continue the campaign any further.
Upon this, the District Administration Government informed the Punjab Health department about the situation.
The health department officials asked the district administration to extend it for more one day . Now, the campaign will end on February 17 instead of 16. Incharge anti-polio drive Hussain Ahmed told APP “We have so far administered polio drops to 10,000 children who were available at schools while the remaining set target would be achieved as the weather condition changes”.
He informed that total 1624 refusal case were reported during the last drive out of which 1362 had been covered. —APP
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