Anti-polio immunisation drive achieves its 98% target

In a report compiled by the Anti-Polio Task Force, the drive received an overwhelming response and with the cooperation of the parents 98 per cent target of the drive was achieved.

Over 40 million children under the age of 5 years were administered anti-polio drops by the vaccinators, report said. 99 per cent of the target of vaccinating the children against the crippling disease was achieved in Punjab and Sindh provinces, while 96 percent and 95 percent targets were achieved in Balochistan and KP respectively.

In Azad Jammu and Kashmir 99 per cent of the set target of the drive was achieved while the 100% target was achieved in GB. As many as 2,87000 vaccinators took part in the anti-polio drive across the country, who were trained before the campaign in compliance with the coronavirus related SOPs.