KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi, Muhammad Sualeh Faruqui formally inaugurated the six- day ‘anti-Polio’ campaign in Karachi, at Sobheraj Hospital.
Deputy Commissioner-South Muhammad Salahuddin, Commissioner Karachi Polio Task Force Coordinator Dr. Nusrat Ali, the officials of Health Departments, representatives of WHO and UNICEF were present on this occasion.
Under this polio drive, approximately 1.9 million children aged 5 or less, will be vaccinated in 174 union councils across the city of Karachi.
Addressing the media, the Commissioner stated that, Karachi’s administration was committed to play its due role in eliminating Polio virus from the city, with the coordinated efforts and support of our international partners. He also added that, Polio eradication was a national cause and given top priority.
He greatly appreciated the role of international partners and prayed for a Polio free Pakistan, after tireless efforts made by all local and international experts
Commissioner Karachi also emphasized upon the importance of this vaccine and that it was the duty of all stakeholders to make sure no child is left behind. He also suggested improving the country’s micro plan and preventive strategies against this disease.