PESHAWAR, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 25th july, 2016) : More than 1.8 million children to be immunized in three day anti polio drive in eight districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including forty eight camps of IDPs and Afghan refugees. Coordinator Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Akbar Khan said during informal chat with media persons here at EOC KP. He said that 5730 teams of well-trained polio workers have been formed who are supervised by 1248 area in charges and supervisors to carry out an effective anti-polio vaccination.
He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government under the direct supervision of Secretary Health Muhammad Abid Majeed is fully committed to eliminate the menace of polio from the province and despite of several challenges considerable decline has been noticed in polio cases in KP. He added that it is not our target to curtail the number of cases but their target was complete elimination of polio from this province. He maintained that three days campaign started on July 25, 2016, whereas eight district include Peshawar, Bannu, DI Khan, Tank,Karak, Kohat, Hangu, Lakki Marwat are the targeted areas.
During the campaign 48 camps of IDPs, camps of Afghan refugees, and all the union councils will be accessed to immunize more than 1.8 million children. He said that out of 5730 teams 4900 are mobile teams, 434 fixed teams, 318 transit teams and 78 roaming teams. Giving district-vise detail Akbar Khan said that 1275 teams are formed under 362 area in-charges In Peshawar, who are immunizing 6,21,000 children. In, DI Khan 1100 teams, under supervision of 223 area in-charge to immunize 2, 76,000 children.
In district Bannu 147 area in-charge will supervise 648 teams to administer polio drops to 1, 93000 children. Similarly in Kohat 137 area in-charge are supervising 626 teams to immunize 1, 95000 children. In district Lakki Marwat 131 area in-charges are deputed to supervise 701 teams to immunize 1, 31000 children; in district Hangu 390 teams formed under 88 area in-charge to immunize 1, 10,000 children; in district Tank total 118 teams are performing under 19 area in-charge to immunize 84,66 children.