20m children to be administered anti-polio vaccine in Punjab
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Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said the anti-polio drive is very important for the health of the children.
He was speaking along with Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid, SACM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Chief Secretary, Secretary Primary and Secondary Health and DC Lahore after administering anti-polio drops to the children at CM office on Friday.
The ceremony was held in connection with the upcoming 5-day anti-polio drive starting from November 30 in the province. More than one lakh and 20 thousand polio workers will administer anti-polio drops to 20 million children during the campaign ending on December 4.
Talking on the occasion, Usman Buzdar said government was fully cognizant of the health and safety of health department officials as the anti-polio drive was also affected due to coronavirus. 100 per cent vaccination target will be achieved while observing corona SOPs, he said.
He stated the concerned ministers and parliamentarians will monitor this campaign in their respective areas. It is also imperative to administer anti-polio drops to the children coming from other provinces as a polio-free society is the collective responsibility.
The CM directed to arrange special vaccination for children deprived of the anti-polio drops. The polio workers performing their duties diligently are our heroes and parents should also get their children immunized by administering anti-polio drops to them, he further said.