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Lahore: Polio Teams Administer Drops To 0.4 Million Children In Last Three Days


LAHORE– Up to 400,000 children of less than five years have been administered polio drops in the provincial capital in the last three days, a senior Punjab government official says.

Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmeen Rashid released the figures regarding ongoing polio campaign in Lahore on Wednesday.

Approximately 2,500 team are working in 94 union councils of Lahore who are using vaccines of international standard, she added.

Despite hot weather and with fasting in holy month of Ramadan, polio teams are achieving the targets efficiently.

She said that role of parents is important for making the anti polio campaign. Parents should make this campaign successful by administering the polio drops to their children.

Yasmeen said all the senior officers of health department are directly monitoring the ongoing anti polio campaign in Lahore.

She appealed the parents to fully cooperate with polio teams.– PRESS HANDOUT