‘It’s time to vaccinate’: Govt kick-starts countrywide anti-Polio drive

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‘It’s time to vaccinate’: Govt kick-starts countrywide anti-Polio drive

The government of Pakistan has kick-started anti-Polio campaign countrywide today as it aims to eradicate the disease which exists only in 3 countries including Pakistan.

There are a number of factors why Polio still continues to exist in Pakistan. For example, killing of polio workers in fields and refusal by people in many parts of the country to vaccinate their children. The numbers are on the high side in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Also read: A polio survivor’s plea to the state

And this means Pakistan still remains Polio affected, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria.

Since the introduction of the Polio Eradication Programme in 1994, the number of cases have greatly diminished but the disease has not been eradicated.

The previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government introduced anti-Polio policies and now the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has followed into the footsteps and seem committed to end Polio once and for all.

‘Let’s all work together to end this crippling disease from Pakistan’

Prime Minister Imran Khan urges Pakistan to step forward, take initiative and make the country Polio-free

Here’s to the brave and committed Polio workers who, despite all dangers, obstacles and weather conditions, continue to fulfill their responsibilities. More power to all Polio workers across country.

The disease has no cure but a few drops of the vaccine can save you from a lifetime of regret

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry says there has been a 97 percent reduction in Polio cases but the fight is not over yet

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari urges parents to help end Polio by vaccinating their children

‘We will succeed soon’

 ‘1 drop of Polio for every child under 5’

Polio has affected thousands of lives in Pakistan throughout the years, but it is about time that we take substantive measures to end the disease once and for all.

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