Anti-polio drive begins in KP on Monday

PESHAWAR: A four-day anti-polio marketing campaign will start in eleven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday, ARY Information reported on Sunday.

The districts the place the marketing campaign can be launched embody Swabi, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Tor Ghar, Decrease and Higher Kohistan, Kolai Palas, Battagram, Mansehra and Haripur, mentioned Provincial Well being Division.

Greater than six-hundred thousand youngsters beneath the age of 5 can be administered anti-polio drops throughout the drive.

In the meantime, strict safety measures have been taken for the safety of polio groups.

Earlier, the focal particular person to Prime Minister Imran Khan on polio eradication, Babar Atta mentioned that at the moment there are 32 polio circumstances in Pakistan.

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He mentioned when the anti-polio drive was began in 1994, the variety of paralyzed youngsters was 22,000, which has decreased to 32 immediately.

In 90 per cent of polio circumstances, it was revealed that the affected youngsters had been mentioned to be vaccinated, nonetheless, when the results of blood assessments ascertained that the youngsters weren’t vaccinated, Atta mentioned.

The spokesperson known as for extra consciousness amongst individuals concerning the crippling illness and its prevention.

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