Combatting Polio – a three day campaign


A three day campaign for polio immunization will kick off from today in the entire Sindh province to fight out Polio and save the lives of approximately 23 lac children by giving them polio drops. According to the Administrative Officer of the EPI Sindh around more than 22 thousand teams will be formed, 1223 vehicles will be used and various medical camps will be established where polio vaccine drops will be administered to the children.

It is noteworthy that since the past three polio immunization campaigns the paramedical staff and lady health workers involved in the polio campaigns haven’t been paid their remuneration. Because of this they are facing innumerable problems.

Polio Immunization campaigns are the need of the day to completely eradicate this menace. Polio is a crippling and sometimes fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but these safe and effective vaccines are the only solution to prevent Polio occurrence. Therefore, the strategy to eradicate polio is based on preventing infection by immunizing every child to stop transmission and ultimately make Pakistan polio free.