Sahiwal (Sahiwal News Live – 26 March 2021 – Arshad Butt) The polio campaign to save children from lifelong disability is starting from March 29, during which the teams of the health department will go door-to-door and vaccinate more than 492,000 children under the age of 5 across the district.
774 teams have been formed in Sahiwal Tehsil and 499 in Chichawatni Tehsil. This was stated by Dr. Abdul Majeed Khan Niazi, CEO Health at the Polio Campaign Review Meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Babar Bashir.
Officers also attended the meeting. He said that training of teams for the campaign has also been completed and committees will be formed at the level of Union Council to ensure that every child is vaccinated.
Deputy Commissioner Babar Bashir said that Education, Police, Social Welfare and Population Welfare officers were specially directed to co-operate fully in the campaign so that no child across the district is deprived of polio vaccine.
He congratulated all departments on the success of the previous campaign. He said that it was the duty of all sections of the society to protect children from lifelong disability He also directed to make announcements in mosques, seek the services of NGOs and teachers. The code of conduct should be strictly enforced and teams should be provided with masks and sanitizers.