LAHORE – The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) has declared 46 union councils and 15 wards of the Cantonment Board as high-risk polio areas. District Coordination Officer (DCO) Noorul Amin Mengal on Tuesday ordered the officers concerned to take up the matter seriously and monitor the performance of health workers and anti-polio teams across the City. He also directed the officers to make ensure the anti-polio vaccination to every child below the age of five years. The union councils that have been declared as high-risk polio areas include 37, 42, 49 of Wahga Town; 67, 71, 78, 79, 83, 85, 86, 94 of Data Ganj Bakhsh Town; 64, 66, 134, 135 and 137 of Nishter Town; 95 and 99 of Gulberg Town; 1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 26 and 30 of Ravi Town; 16 of Shalimar Town; 87, 92, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108 and 109 of Samanabad Town; 110, 111, 112, 113, 114 and 117 of Iqbal Town; and 59 and 60 of Aziz Bhatti Town; whereas wards 1 to 15 of the Contentment Board have also been included in high-risk areas.The DCO further directed that no child should be deprived from administrating anti-polio vaccination in the high risk union councils and wards. He said that special attention must be given to high risk areas. “Take stern action against the officials, deputed at administering polio vaccination, in case of any negligence or complaint and register cases against them”, Mengal directed the administrators. He further directed the officials to register FIRs against such parents who refuse to administer polio drops to their children. He also appealed the citizens to administer anti-polio drops to their children for the sake of their health bright future. However, the DCO claimed that 100 per cent target of making Lahore a polio free city would be achieved at any cost and every child below the age of five years will be administered anti-polio vaccination. Meanwhile, Mengal paid surprise visits to remote areas of the City to monitor the arrangements for anti-polio drive and inspected different camps of the anti-polio teams. He also visited Shahdara where a case of polio had been reported. The DCO said that polio campaign was successfully continuing and response of the citizens was exemplary.