A five-day campaign against polio started in Chitral. 46,000 children under the age of five will be given vitamin K capsules as well as polio drops. The campaign will continue for three days, and there will be two follow-up days in which polio drops will be given to those children who fall behind in the three-day campaign. Despite the bitter cold, health department officials are going door-to-door on snow-covered roads to administer polio drops to children under the age of five, while also giving them vitamin A capsules to prevent diseases from striking them the children.
According to District Health Officer Dr Fayaz Rumi and EPI Coordinator Dr Farman Nizar, their target in this campaign will be to administer polio drops to 45,676 children while 4,720 children will not receive polio drops this time because are like that Live. in places where all roads are closed due to heavy snowfall. The polio drops will also be administered at 25 fixed centers in Lower Chitral. Similarly, 308 mobile teams are participating in this campaign to administer polio drops to wheezing children. Children under the age of five will also be given polio drops.
In the city of Chitral, 8 teams have been formed to administer polio drops to children living in hotels, bases, markets. This campaign will continue until January 20. Dr. Ziaullah Khan, District Coordinator of LHW program along with his team visited the snowy areas of Shugur, Siukht etc. and expressed satisfaction with the polio campaign. On this occasion he urged the parents along with the DHO to give two drops of polio to their children up to five years of age and save them from lifelong disability.
Talking to our correspondent on this occasion, women from the area and lady health workers working in the polio campaign also said that despite the severe cold, they leave their houses and go from house to house to give drops to the children, so parents should also. That they should cooperate with the polio team and give polio drops to the children. He said that if they do not drink these drops, their children can be crippled for the rest of their lives, so in every polio campaign, make sure you give two polio drops to your children and protect your beloved children from disability and to become a burden to others..
The DHO on this occasion gave a message that if for any reason the polio team does not reach any district, they must report it to his office so that another team can be formed for that district and Chitral, which is a polio-free district. Yes, this quality can be maintained.