OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE More than 16 million children of five years of age will be administered polio drops in the province during the three-day National Anti-Polio Campaign to be started on Monday. Senior Advisor to the Chief Minister Zulfiqar Khosa formally inaugurated the drive at the Children Hospital on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that eradication of polio from the country was top priority of the PML-N. Besides Special Secretary Health Wasim Mukhtar, Director General Health Dr Aslam Chaudhry, Medical Officer WHO Dr Debra Betal, UNICEF representative Dr Mushtaq Rana, Dean Children Hospital Prof Tahir Masood, Medical Director Prof Ahsan Waheed Rathor, EDO Health Lahore Dr Umer Farooq Baloch and other senior officers of the department were also present. Khosa said no polio case has so far been reported in Punjab that showed commitment the government to eradicate the menace. He stressed upon the officials to take effective measures for making this campaign a success. He said that special teams should reach every house in every town for administering polio drops so that no child should left without vaccine. He said that besides Health Department teams, government has given task to Divisional Commissioners and DCOs to ensure achievement of hundred per cent targets. He said that the rest of the world has defeated this menace but the disease was still haunting the country. He directed the authorities concerned to pay special attention on the migratory children from other provinces especially from the tribal areas where a lot of children were deprived of anti-polio drops. Earlier, Special Secretary Health Wasim Mukhtar informed that a total number of 1,60,36,873 children of five years of age would be administered polio drops from July 18 to 20 for which department has constituted 31,960 mobile teams which would visit door to door for this purpose whereas 4,172 static teams have been stationed at fixed points like railway stations, bus terminals etc. Moreover, 2,197 teams have been posted at the exit points of the cities for administering polio drops to the travelling children. He told that 1213 zonal supervisors and 6, 515 area in-charge have also been deputed to supervise / monitor the campaign. Dean Children Hospital Prof Tahir Masood also addressed the ceremony and highlighted the efforts of the hospital for providing best treatment facilities to the children.