Anti-polio drive kicks off across Pakistan
Nine million children under the age of five years will receive anti-polio drops during a week-long drive. Out of the nine million children to be given oral polio drops, approximately 2 million reside in Karachi.
Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho inaugurated a province-wide polio campaign at the Emergency Operation Centre.
The EOC Sindh spokesperson said that as a result of the pandemic the gap in campaigns from March to July left an immunity gap in children which we have been addressing through back-to-back monthly polio campaigns since August 2020.
Sindh has recorded no new polio cases this year. Last year, 22 children were affected by the virus.
Monthly Meeting with Secretariat Staff of Health Department, Government of Sindh on dated 22-11-2019
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