A seven-day drive to eradicate polio from the city will begin on September 20, despite the fact that there hasn’t been a single incidence of the crippling and life-threatening sickness in over a year.
Commissioner Karachi was informed before to the campaign in the city, and he was scared by polio facts and statistics.
In the last three months, atmospheric reports from Karachi have remained negative in identifying poliovirus, and there has not been a single case reported from the city in the last year.
The goal of the campaign, which will begin on September 20, is to vaccinate 2.3 million children against the poliovirus in order to rid the city of the virus permanently, according to the Commissioner.
A nationwide anti-polio campaign will begin on September 17th.
It’s worth noting that the federal government has chosen to begin a national anti-polio campaign this month.
According to reports, the federal government has finished talks with provinces on the countrywide anti-polio campaign.
The anti-polio campaign will take place in Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and four additional regions.
According to Ministry of Health sources, the program will be started in 34 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from September 17 to 21, with the second countrywide phase beginning from September 20 to 24.
According to reports, the campaign in South Waziristan would be carried out in the third phase from September 27 to October 1, with a three-day anti-polio campaign and two days of catch-up efforts across the nation.
According to sources, 40 million children will be vaccinated as part of the national anti-polio campaign. Children aged 6 to 59 months will be vaccinated with Vitamin A, with the goal of improving children’s immunity.