Lahore:Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Kh. Salman Rafique has said that Health Department is working on a strategy to bring polio at zero level in Punjab , he was talking to media while administering polio drops to the children in Dehli gate inside walled City.
He said this campaign would be continued from 13th to 15th June in forty one sensitive union councils of five towns during which more than four lakh children upto 5 years of age would be administered polio vaccine drops for which 1200 mobile teams have been constituted.
DCO Lahore Noor ul Ameen Mengal, EDO Health, Dr. Inaam ul Haq and other senior officers of the Department also present on this occasion. EDO Health told that the additional Additional Doze of Polio Vaccine is being administered in 41 UCs of Gulberg Town, Data Gunj Bakhsh Town, Samanabad Town, Ravi Town and Allama Iqbal Town. The sewerage water and environmental sample from these union councils proved that the polio virus is circulating in these areas. He said the objective of polio drops is to strengthen resistance among the children against the virus to prevent them from polio.