Karachi, July 23, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Chief Minister Sind Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the management concerned to increase the Permanent Transit Check Posts(PTCP) at the entry points of the province and big cities like Karachi, intensify the routine Anti-Polio coverage with self determination and ensure that Sindh should be polio free province by the end of 2015. He said that all requirements and logistic support would be provided to them in this nation importance task.
This he directed while presiding over meeting regarding Permanent Transit Check Posts (PTCP) in Karachi at CM House today. The Chairperson over sight committed and MNA Madam Azra Fazul Pechuhu , Provincial Co-ordinator Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Principals Secretary to CM Allumuddin Bullo , Additional IG Police Karachi Ghulam Qadir Tehbo, Commissioner o Karachi Shoaib Siddiqui, All Deputy Commissioners of Karachi, Provincial Technical Focal Person for Polio Dr. Ahmed Ali Shaikh, Dr Mazhar Khamisani , PD-EPI, Shouk khatian , SP Motorway, The representatives from W.H.O UNICEF and Rotatory Club and other officers attended the meeting
Addressing the meeting the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that despite of tough condition of Law and order and War against terrorism, the organization working for eradication of Polio menace has performed well but still more efforts are needed eradicate and get rid of from this crippling disease with in shortest possible time.
He said that the increasing number of the Polio in the country and province will create bad impression of world community against our country and we should treat Eradication of Polio as National challenge, and meet it at any cost. The Chief Minister Sindh said that Sindh Govt has made all resources available to the anti polio teams and provided full security and it will continue the same but Sindh must be achieve the status of Polio free province by 2015.
The Chief Minister Sindh said that through good coverage is being achieved during the anti polio days but the lakness at Transit Points was the main cause for not attending the children while they were not in their homes but in travil. He asked the officers concerned to increase the number of PTCP at entry points of the province, railway stations, airports, bus stops, highways, meter ways and ensure that each travelling child having age up to 5 year is vaccinated.
The Chief Minister directed the Health management to replace the T.H.O having bad performance in Polio eradication campaign with honest and dedicated officers. MNA and Chairperson over sight committee Madam Azrah Fazul Pechuhu, while talking in the meeting recommended for providing 3000 police personals permanently to provide security to the visiting polio teams and replacement of the officers having bad performances in polio eradication campaign with honest and dedicated officers. She said that establishment of permanent PTCPs at transits point with logistic support has been became unavoidable. In addition to that the PTCPs at Parks and other public places have also being planned.
The Provincial Focal person Dr. Ahmed Ali Shaikh while briefing the meeting said that of 99 polio cases in Pakistan Sindh has 9 case, 8 at Karachi and one at Sanghar. He said that out of these 8 cases in Karachi, 4 are from Gadap Town.
He said that high population movement in Sindh specifically to Karachi from different areas of Pakistan was the main cause for spreading this fatal disease. He said that during the June 2014 as many as 905624 children were vaccinated at by 66 PTCPs in the province including 470410 at Karachi. However there is need to increase the number PTCPs.
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