Lahore: A 12-day special anti-measles campaign is starting in the province from January 26 and will continue till February 9. More than 28 million children from the age of six months to ten years will be vaccinated during the campaign for which Health Department has set up around 16 thousand teams.
Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique said in a statement that anti-measles campaign is being initiated in the province on the special instructions of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. The campaign will cost more than Rs. 2.7 billion. He said that Health Department teams will reach every mohallah at union council level and set up their camps at some prominent place for vaccinating the children while social mobilizes will pay door to door visits for informing the people about the arrival of vaccination teams.
Moreover, announcement will also be made from mosques. Kh. Salman Rafique further said that government has started publicity campaign on TV channels and newspapers for promoting public awareness about the campaign. He made an appeal to the people to benefit from the opportunity and get their children vaccinated against measles. He said that it is also the reasonability of parents and civil society to cooperate with the government and Health Department in the prevention of diseases.