Child Rights

Anti-Polio Campaign To Start In Khyber District On June 27

A seven-day anti-polio campaign is going to start on June 27 in District Khyber in which more than 231,000 children below the age of five years will be administered Polio drops.

In this regard, as many as 967 polio teams have been constituted, which will visit door-to-door to ensure administering anti-polio drops to the children.

In this connection, a meeting chaired by Khyber Deputy Commissioner Shah Fahad was held at the DC office on Tuesday.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Noor Wali Khan, District Health Officer Dr. Zafar Ali Khan, and other concerned stakeholders also attended the meeting.

A comprehensive briefing was given on the polio campaign, security arrangements, and awareness campaign to make the anti-polio drive successful. The meeting was informed that police and Frontier Corps will provide security to polio teams.

The DC has given a special task to concerned officials to persuade parents who are reluctant to give anti-polio drops due to misconceptions.

The district administration of Khyber has appealed to the people to get their children vaccinated against polio so that their children can avoid permanent disability for life.

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