QUETTA    -   Acting Governor Balochistan Mir Jan Mohammad Jamali on Satur­day said mandatory childhood immunization was indispens­able to protect children from deadly diseases.

He expressed these views while launch-ing the immuni­zation drive in the prov-ince. Provincial Health Minister Syed Ehsan Shah, representative of UNICEF and WHO were also present on this occa-sion

The Acting Governor also ex­pressed spe-cial thanks to all the teams that came from Punjab, Aga Khan Hospital and oth-er parts of the country to protect the children from the diseases arising after the floods in the province. Jamali said the coop­eration of international organi­za-tions in the campaign against typhoid and polio would have positive effects. 

The public support in this connection would ensure the success of the govern-ment’s campaign against deadly dis­eases, he added. 

On the occasion, Sindh Health Minister Ehsan Shah said chil­dren would be vac-cinated against typhoid disease in 153 urban union councils of all dis­tricts of Balochistan in a 12-day campaign with the aim of im­proving immunity against ty­phoid disease. 

He urged the parents to take full ad-vantage of the campaign against typhoid disease. “In or­der to stabilize the basic in-fra­structure of health in the prov­ince and to provide a healthy environment to the children of the province, we are in dire need of the help and guidance of interna-tional organiza­tions.” Later, in the pres-ence of Acting Governor Balochistan and Sindh Health Minister, the children were vaccinated against typhoid disease