PESHAWAR: 3 days oral polio vaccination (OPV) campaign is beginning in the tribal districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (k-P) from these days.

The anti-polio campaign will retain from Monday December 10, 2018 to Wednesday December 12, 2018, under the supervision and protection provided by district health officers, deputy commissioners, and protection forces, to be able to be observed by the seize up of overlooked youngsters and surveillance.

a total of 892,471 kids, under the age of 5 years, could be vaccinated with oral polio vaccination in seven tribal districts by 4,058 groups, comprising  three,741 cellular groups, 222 fixed groups and 95 transit groups.


This year 3 polio instances were suggested from tribal districts: instances from Bajaur and one polio case from Khyber district. Due to timely vaccination throughout campaigns all 3 kids had been saved from paralysis. Professionals termed transmission of polio virus from one vicinity to every other as motive for those instances and emphasised the need for stopping transmission of polio virus.

okay-P Tribal Districts Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Coordinator Kamran Ahmed Afridi said that children on the flow must be especially targeted for polio vaccination as travelling families may want to grow to be a supply of transmitting and spreading polio virus and affecting children on the destination.

He directed transit groups to be vigilant in polio reservoir regions particularly the groups placed on inter district, inter provincial and worldwide borders. He said polio virus is still in flow and directed to make certain vaccination of every infant who actions to and from tribal districts.

posted within the specific Tribune, December 10th, 2018.