Second phase of case response anti-polio drive from next week

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SHANGLA: Second phase of case response anti-polio vaccination drive in Shangla to begin from August 26 to August 30 in which over 170,000 children under the age of five to be administered with polio drops.
It was said, district coordinator expanded program on immunization Doctor Wajid Ali here on Wednesday during preparedness meeting held at deputy commissioner office in Alpuri under the chairmanship of Additional deputy commissioner Maqbool Hussain, while district health officer Doctor Muhammad Riaz and others were present.
Doctor Wajid said that teams had been finalised and 892 teams formed for the four days activity, while 278 supervisors would monitor the vaccination drive.
He said, vaccines and other material for the campaign were also reached to the office and would be dispatched to respective centers before the day first of drive.
Mr Ali added that it is the second phase of case response anti-polio campaign in view of surfacing polio case in Dedal Kamach area of Shangla and five cases in neighbor district Torghar.
He said this time lady teachers of the government schools would also take part in the drive as team members and supervisors meant to successful polio drive.

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