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August 24, 2019

1.8 million children to be vaccinated in Lahore against polio

National

August 24, 2019

LAHORE: District Administration Lahore is all set to start polio drive in the provincial capital from Monday and all necessary arrangements, including the availability of human resources for effective campaign have been carried out.

Around 1.8 million under-five years of age children would be vaccinated in three days followed by two catch-up days. These views were expressed by Lahore Deputy Commissioner Saleha Saeed in a meeting held here to review all arrangements before the start of polio drive.

The deputy commissioner said that proper publicity of the drive had been ensured and banners and steamers inscribed with polio related material had been displayed on the important points of the city. Similarly effective awareness sessions were held in these areas where refusal cases were in frequent “district administration has strived its best to rebut all rumours attached with polio vaccine and people were briefed the reality in this regard” she added. In another meeting, dengue related activities were viewed.

All deputy district officers (Health) gave detail briefing about dengue surveillance. On which the DC directed ACs and DDOs (Health) to focus on the graveyard as it is the major conducive place for the breeding of dengue larva. She directed them to properly conduct the surveillance of all hot spots. As far as hospital waste is concerned, she directed ACs and DDOs (H) to check all public and private registered and unregistered hospitals of their jurisdiction in connection with hospital waste disposal and if negligence is found, take strict action against the management and seal the hospital.

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