CM Punjab administers anti-polio drops to children

MN Report 09:02 PM, 25 Aug, 2022
CM Punjab administers anti-polio drops to children

LAHORE: Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, Chief Minister of Punjab, Akhtar Malik, Provincial Minister for Primary and Secondary Health, and Shahbaz Ahmad, MPA, administered anti-polio drops to the children at his office. 

The CM stated that more than 22 million children under five years would be given anti-polio vaccines in the national anti-polio campaign ending on August 28. More than two lakh workers would go door-to-door to protect children from poliovirus. Thanks to Allah Almighty, no polio case has come to light in Punjab since October 2020; he said and pointed out that Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur and Lahore would be given special attention due to favourable environmental patterns. He stressed that positive environmental patterns are a clear message that parents must give their children anti-polio vaccine drops. We must adopt every measure to safeguard our children from poliovirus; the CM asserted and emphasised that all must play their role in eliminating polio to secure the children's future. 


Umar Farooq, MPA, Kamran Afzal, Chief Secretary Of Punjab, Secretary Health, Secretary information, DC Lahore, focal person of UNICEF and others were also present. 



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