Anti-polio drive to start in Faisalabad from 29th: DC

Says 1.6 million children up to age of five years would be administered anti-polio drops in district

FAISALABAD  -  The next round of anti-polio drive will start in Faisalabad from April 29, 2024 and for the purpose, necessary arrangements are being finalised.

This was stated by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdullah Nayyar Sheikh while presiding over a meeting of District Polio Eradication Committee, here on Saturday.  He said that 1.6 million children up to the age of five years would be administered anti-polio drops in the district. For the purpose, 4,919 teams had been constituted, which would ensure door-to-door visit in addition to covering the public places like bus stands, railway stations, hospital, markets, etc.

He directed the health officers to ensure strict implementation of the micro plan, devised for week-long anti-polio campaign, which would continue up to May 5, 2024.

He also directed the police officers to provide foolproof security to the polio teams so that 100 per cent target of the drive could be achieved.

He suggested the use of loud-speakers in mosques for public awareness and persuading parents so that they could cooperate with the polio teams for ensuring vaccination of their kids against polio disease.

Commissioner orders 100pc recovery of DMC fee from defaulters

Divisional Commissioner Silwat Saeed has directed the administration of Divisional Model College (DMC) to ensure 100 per cent recovery of fee from defaulters. During a briefing here on Saturday, she said that quality education was need of the hour. Therefore the college administration should concentrate on provision of quality education in addition to ensuring character building of students. She said teachers should update themselves according to present-day requirements and allocate one period for teaching holy Quran with its translation to the college students. She directed the college administration to monitor performance of teachers and call explanations from those whose students show unsatisfactory results.

DMC Principal Prof Muhammad Yasin Mirza and others were also present.

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