PESHAWAR- Three days anti-polio drive has been initiated in all seven Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and six frontier regions (FRs) amid tight security arrangements today.
The anti-polio vaccinators will immunize children below five years of age in the whole tribal region, as target population remains 0.690 million in FATA. Strict security measures have been taken for the polio teams. Two levies officials, will accompany each team in most sensitive areas while one official in less sensitive areas.
It is relevant to mention here that 46 polio cases had been recorded from FATA so far in 2014 out of which 39 were from North Waziristan agency, four from South Waziristan Agency, one from Khyber while two were reported from FR Bannu.