The national campaign against polio begins today

ISLAMABAD: A five-day polio campaign across the country that will begin today (Monday) to immunize more than 39.4 million children, ARY News reported.

The vaccination campaign will continue from February 17 to 21, while it will extend to seven days in more sensitive areas, sources said.

Around 2.65,000 polio workers will participate in the campaign across the country.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 6.7 million children under five will receive the vaccine.

In the vaccination campaign, 19.9 million children will receive the polio vaccine in Punjab, 9.26 million children in Sindh and 2.46 million children in Balochistan.

In Islamabad 3.56,000 children, Azad Kashmir 6.90,000 children and in Gilgit-Baltistan 2.40,000 children under five will receive the vaccine.

Read more: Five new cases of polio throughout the country

The United Nations Secretary General will also administer the police vaccine to children in Lahore on February 18.

According to reports, the general polio case count across the country had reached 134 in 2019 with 91 cases in KP, 24 cases in Sindh, eight in Punjab and 11 in Balochistan.

In the new year so far, 17 cases of polio have been reported throughout the country.

By describing the eradication of polio as a national cause and a collective responsibility, government officials have urged all segments of society, donor agencies and government institutions to make coordinated efforts to save future generations of disabilities from for life.




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The polio campaign will begin in KP starting Monday

PESHAWAR: As part of the government’s efforts to make Pakistan a polio-free state, a three-day polio campaign in several parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa will begin on Monday, ARY News reported.

Sources said the polio campaign will begin in fifteen districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa starting tomorrow.

Districts include Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Buner, Torghar, Malakand, Swat, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Mohmand, Khyber and Bajaur.

More than four million children under five will receive the polio vaccine during the trip.

Read more: Swab polio campaign begins

Earlier on January 12, the president of the National Assembly, Asad Qaiser, launched a polio vaccination campaign in the Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KP).

Asad Qaiser, addressing a ceremony held for the Sports Gala event at the Swabi Sports Complex (Bamkhel), said that the people of Swabi highlighted the name of the country worldwide.

He said the government would return the lights of the sports fields to end the threat of drugs among young people. He also paid tribute to the deputy police officer (DPO) for conducting a campaign against ice narcotics.



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Countrywide anti-polio marketing campaign kicks-off

ISLAMABAD: A national anti-polio marketing campaign right this moment (Monday) kicked-off underneath tight safety measures, ARY Information reported.

Throughout a five-day marketing campaign in Punjab 19 million youngsters underneath the age of 5 years will probably be administered anti-polio vaccine.

In Sindh over 2.three million youngsters whereas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan over six level seven million and a couple of.5 million youngsters as much as 5 years of age will probably be administered anti-polio drops respectively.

Earlier, on December 13, Prime Minister Imran Khan urged dad and mom to actively participate within the administration of anti-polio drops to their youngsters in an order to eradicate the virus from the nation.

Learn extra: One other polio case emerges in Punjab, tally as much as 104

Addressing the launching ceremony of the Nationwide Polio Eradication Marketing campaign in Islamabad, the prime minister urged the nation to eradicate polio from the nation as it’s a ‘matter of disgrace’ that Pakistan remains to be among the many nations on this planet the place polio continues to exist.

“It’s my humble request to all of the moms watching this occasion that if you’re not reached by our polio crew then it is best to got down to discover polio staff and ensure your youngsters get the polio drops”

“Pakistan is among the many only a few nations that also have traces of polio, regardless of quite a few successes rendered by polio workers,” stated premier whereas lauding the sacrifices of polio staff.

It have to be famous that the tally of polio instances throughout the nation reached as much as 98 this 12 months.



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All segments of society to participate in anti-polio marketing campaign: Usman Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Sunday introduced the graduation of anti-polio vaccination marketing campaign throughout the province from Monday (tomorrow), ARY Information reported.

CM Usman Buzdar, in his Twitter message, stated that each one segments of the society must struggle a conflict towards polio illness in Pakistan so as to void kids of the subsequent era. He introduced ministers, parliamentarians and civil society will unitedly participate within the upcoming marketing campaign.

Earlier in Could, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar had urged the spiritual students to help the anti-polio marketing campaign within the nation.

Speaking to a delegation of Ulema belonging to totally different faculties of thought who known as on him in Lahore, CM Buzdar urged the spiritual students to offer all-out help to make the anti-polio marketing campaign profitable.

Learn: CM Buzdar chairs assembly to overview preparations for polio eradication

Talking on the event, the chief minister stated that surfacing polio circumstances in Pakistan was a matter of concern and added that the entire world had turn out to be free from polio, however this illness nonetheless exists sadly in Pakistan.

Terming the position of Ulema within the anti-polio marketing campaign very important, CM Buzdar stated, “Our mission is to make Punjab a polio-free province and we have now to work collectively for this goal.”

He stated the Ulema had all the time performed an efficient position within the safety of social and ethical values, and right this moment the youngsters want the position of the Ulema to make the anti-polio marketing campaign profitable.

On this event, the spiritual students reiterated full help to the federal government for eradication of polio from the nation. They stated that they stand shoulder to shoulder with the federal government for this nationwide trigger.



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3-day polio marketing campaign begins in Punjab’s six districts tomorrow

LAHORE: A 3-day anti-polio marketing campaign will start in six districts of Punjab tomorrow (Monday).

Lahore, Multan, Sargodha, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin and Chakwal are the districts the place youngsters below the age of 5 will probably be administered anti-polio drops.

Through the three-day marketing campaign, polio vaccines will probably be administered to greater than 2.eight million youngsters.

Practically, 11,000 groups will go door-to-door to immunise the youngsters under the age of 5.

Final month, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had reported two extra polio circumstances, rising the variety of the circumstances to 80 in Pakistan and 59 in KP this yr.

The Nationwide Institute of Well being Islamabad (NIH) confirmed the 2 new polio circumstances reported from LakkiMarwat and Tank districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

9-month-old male little one from Bakhmal Ahmadzai in Sara-e-Naurang in LakkiMarwat district and 14-month previous boy from Pai space in Tank district turned the 2 victims of poliovirus.

Pakistan this yr has reported 80 polio circumstances, of which KP alone reported 59 circumstances.



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Anti-polio marketing campaign efficiently concludes in 46 districts: Babar bin Atta

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Focal Individual on Polio, Babar Bin Atta, on Friday introduced that the newest anti-polio vaccination marketing campaign was efficiently concluded in 46 districts throughout the nation, ARY Information reported.

The premier’s focal particular person, in his newest assertion right here at the moment, detailed that 7.1 million kids have been administered oral polio vaccine (OPV) through the marketing campaign, whereas, the dad and mom who have been in opposition to the anti-polio vaccination have been persuaded for its administration for the primary time.

Atta mentioned that the authorities are finishing up actions in opposition to the weather opposing the anti-polio vaccination.

Whereas elaborating the statistics, he mentioned the involved authorities have blocked 75 social media accounts which have been propagating in opposition to the polio vaccines.

Learn Extra: 257 anti polio vaccine hyperlinks faraway from social media: Babar Atta

He additional praised the efforts of six deputy commissioners that confirmed excellent efficiency. Atta added that the deputy commissioners from Lahore, Peshawar, Swabi, Quetta, Nowshera and Hyderabad exhibited the most effective efficiency through the marketing campaign.

Earlier on August 26, a three-day anti-polio marketing campaign had been kicked-off in 46 districts of the nation.

Focal Individual to Prime Minister on polio eradication Babar Bin Atta mentioned as many 8.5 million kids beneath the age of 5 years will probably be administered anti-polio drops through the marketing campaign.

In line with Babar Bin Atta, the drive was initiated in 29 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4 districts of Punjab and 6 districts of Sindh.

As many as 0.9 million children will probably be administered anti-polio drops in Balochistan as effectively, he added.

Over 4 thousand groups had been constituted for administering polio drops to the youngsters at their doorsteps.



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