Polio

  • Stepping up preventive efforts

    Stepping up preventive efforts

    Every new case of polio in the country should henceforth be treated as a "public health emergency'. This suggestion was made by the India expert advisory group on polio, with a view to eradicating

  • Anti-polio drive in Korangi

    The town municipal administration of Korangi is all set to launch a two-day anti-polio campaign from March 4. The town nazim, advocate Mohammad Arif Khan, has directed all the UC nazims and the relevant officials of the health department to raise awareness among the masses about polio so that all children under the age of five could be administered anti-polio vaccines on a regular basis. He was presiding over a meeting of town officials on Friday to review the arrangements for the drive being launched from March 4 to 6. The town nazim praised the efforts of all the town officials during the previous anti-polio campaign and urged them to show the same spirit during the upcoming drive so as to make it a success. He said that special measures should be taken to cover all the katchi abadis and announcements should be made from the local mosques. Town Municipal Officer Dr Mukhtar A. Palejo, Town Health Officer Dr Hussain Ahmed and UC nazims and councillors attended the meeting. Malir Town The acting nazim of Malir Town, Sharafat Ali, inspected various ongoing uplift projects and ordered the TO (Infrastructure) to ensure completion of roads projects by the 10th of Rabiul Awwal. He said that work on various uplift projects was under way in almost all the union councils of the town and efforts were on to complete a number of projects before Rabiul Awwal. Jamshed Town The nazim of Jamshed Town, Javed Ahmed, said that all possible avenues would be explored to boost the town's revenues while officials and staff would be rewarded for their good performance so as to bring improvement in every department. He was speaking at a meeting of the town officials and staff. He stressed the need for managing town's affairs keeping in view the existing budgetary provisions.

  • Health officials up in arms over latest polio case

    The fresh detection of a polio case in a 16-month old boy in Shikarpur district has upset the immunisation campaigners and others associated with the programme, said sources privy to the expanded imm

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