7-day anti-polio campaign to begin from Sep 20

A seven-day polio eradication campaign will begin in Karachi on September 20.

Commissioner Karachi was on Thursday briefed about the campaign. During the briefing, it came to light that in the past three months, the atmospheric reports from Karachi have remained negative in detecting poliovirus. It was also mentioned that in the past year there has not been a single case of polio in the city.

In the campaign to begin Sep 20, the target is to vaccinate 2.3 million children against the poliovirus to rid the city of the virus for good, the commissioner said.

The federal government has also decided to launch the nationwide anti-polio campaign this month.