RAWALPINDI – Special Secretary Health Punjab, Babar Hayat Tarar, has said that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would be requested to relax ban on the recruitment of vaccinators to fulfill the shortage of staff in Rawalpindi.
He said that Rawalpindi division was on top of the list in the performance of polio vaccination campaigns in the province. DCO and EDOs Health should furnish their demands in the secretariat for onward transmission of the request to the Election Commission for lifting the ban.
Commissioner Rawalpindi Imdad Ullah Bosal said that directions had been issued to DCOs about the campaigns against the polio that ACs should also be involved at tehsil level to make these campaigns a successful. The meeting was held in Commissioner’s office, Rawalpindi. Special Secretary Health Punjab Babar Hayat Tarar and Commissioner Rawalpindi Imdad Ullah Bosal presided over the meeting.
The meeting was attended by DG Health Punjab Dr. Nisar Ahmed Cheema, DCOs of Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Attock and Jhelum, Saqib Zafar, Ahmed Aziz Tarar, Ch. Muhammad Usman, Mirza Mehmud ul Hassan, Director Local Govt. and EDOs Health of all the districts of the division.
In the meeting the directions were issued that strict monitoring should be carried out in every polio campaign and the staff refusing to perform duties or showing any sort of negligence should be proceeded against under E&D rules. Every possible effort should be made to make these campaign a success.
Health Department was also directed to carry out awareness campaigns from time to time to aware the parents of such children aging from one to five years of age.
The localities having the people coming from other provinces should be focused properly and those localities which are situated on the boundaries of Islamabad and Rawalpindi should also be focused properly with the coordination of Islamabad administration.
Commissioner Rawalpindi Imdad Ullah Bosal directed the DCOs that strict monitoring should be carried out and meetings in this regard should be held.
He further directed that Afghan Abadis should be focused on priority and preventive measures should be taken accordingly.
Health education should also be focused and seminars should be held in colleges and schools to aware the students about these campaigns.
Officials involved in any sort of negligence should be dealt with iron hand and strict action should be taken against them, he added.