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Eradication of polio from the whole country is a national mission

Peshawar, December 13, 2012 (PPI-OT): DCO Shangla Ziaul Haq has said that the eradication of polio from the whole country is a national mission. That was why the government is taking keen interest in this connection. He stressed upon the concerned institutions and organizations to ensure their access to every nook and corner of the district so that no child remain deprived from anti polio drops.

He expressed these views in a meeting in Alpuri, Shangla regarding next polio campaign in the district. On this occasion, ACO Shangla, DSM, officers of the different departments, polio coordinator and representatives of the NGOs were also present. It may be clarified that national polio campaign will start from 17th December to 19th December while DCO Shangla will inaugurate the polio campaign on 14th December.

DCO urged upon all the departments to ensure 100 per cent coverage, while special attention should be given to wall chalking and marking. DCO also took serious notice of the absence of the EDO (Health) in the meting and requested Secretary Health to immediately transfer the officer from Shangla.

For more information, contact:
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tel: 091 921 1789
Email: info@khyberpakhtunkhwa.gov.pk

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