ISLAMABAD, Jan 29 (APP):Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Aamer Mehmood Kiani Tuesday visited the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) and received briefing on current polio situation.
Head of National Polio Programme Dr Rana Safdar informed the minister that 99% targets had been achieved in year’s first polio immunization campaign.
He said despite cold harsh weather, the anti-polio drive remained successful and the polio workers played their role effectively to achieve the targets.
On this occasion, the minister said the government was committed to completely eradicate the polio virus from the country. He said all barriers would be removed in early elimination of the polio.
He asked the polio programme officials to start awareness drive in public to educate them about the necessity of vaccination of their children against polio.
He expressed the hope that the government would soon be able to make Pakistan free from the crippling disease of polio.