HYDERABAD, Jan, 7 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 07th Jan, 2017 ) : The Chairperson Provincial Oversight and Coordination Cell for All Public and Primary Healthcare Programmes, Azra Pechuho has asked the departments concerned to take part in the Polio and other diseases eradication campaigns with dedication and devotion failing which a strict action would be initiated against those who found negligent in the duty. She expressed these remarks while presiding over a meeting here at Shahbaz Building on Saturday to review the performance of divisional task forces and polio eradication committees.
She asked the officers to take action against those lady health workers and staff who found negligent in duty otherwise they would be held responsible in this direction. Those children who were left over to immunize the anti-polio drops due to refusal of parents should be vaccinated with due motivation of their heirs, she advised and emphasized the need of formation of a comprehensive system of vaccination of children against polio and other diseases.
She asked to all District Health Officers and other concerned officers of the province to maintain and update their micro plans of vaccination during polio eradication campaigns. The higher authorities should be informed if the officers found any hurdle in implementation of their plans in letter and spirit, she added. She also underlined the need of proper training to staff engaged in polio eradication campaign so that they could be able to achieve their tasks in better direction.
Special attention should be given at the external and internal routes as well as the combined limitations of the two districts, she added. The Deputy Commissioners, District Health Officers and District Officers of the concerned departments of Hyderabad Division briefed the Chairperson Provincial Oversight and Coordination Cell for All Public and Primary Healthcare Programmes about the performance of polio eradication campaign in their respective districts. The meeting attended among others by the Member National Assembly Standing Committee on Polio Shahnaz Wazir Ai, Commissioner Hyderabad Qazi Shahid Pervez and Incharge Emergency Operation Cell Fayyaz Jatoi.