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DC Larkana chairs a meeting of DEPI Committee

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LARKANA: Deputy Commissioner Larkana Tariq Manzoor Chandio has urged the officers of the Health Department, NGOs, teachers, scouts, students and social workers to play their role in administering the anti-polio drops to the children, aged 5 years, during the anti-polio campaign, from September 20 to September 26, 2021.
He said this while presiding over a meeting of District EPI & Polio Eradication Committee, here at his office, Today.
He also urged the officers of the district health department to make all out efforts for eradication of Polio from the District.
He urged the health department officials to ensure visit of Mobile teams to remote and katcha area and see that no child from among the targeted age group is left out and deprived of anti polio drop DC Larkana assured, all the teams would be provided with transport facility and needed assistance to maintain cold chain.
He said collective efforts were required for success of the anti-polio campaign adding that all the line-departments must also cooperate with the health department.
He also said, this is a national cause the Anti Polio teams may be reached at remote areas of the district, so that no one child may not be left  from Anti Polio Drops and cooperate with the Teams constituted by the Health Department in this regard.
He said, action will be taken against the officials of their negligence in Polio Campaign.
He said, there is a need for public awareness through print & electronic media in this regards.
He further said, the District Administration and Health Department are working as a team to achieve desirable results.
The DC directed the officials concerned to use masks, gloves and hand sanitizers during the campaign in order to halt spread of Covid.
He appreciated the efforts of District Health Officer Larkana for taking concrete steps in this regard.
DC appealed the people of the district that every individual may realize his responsibility to success Anti Polio Campaign in larger interest of the nation.
He directed the Taluka Health Officers to submit their micro plans prepared for the Polio Campaign to the control rooms set-up at DC and DHO offices.
The meeting decided that, the health department to ensure the mobile teams may reach in Rural and far-flung areas of the district.
Earlier, District Health Officer(DHO) Larkana told the meeting that in Larkana district to maintain it all estimated number of 306880 children, aged upto 5 years, must be covered.
DHO Larkana also informed that in all the four talukas of Larkana district 4 zones were established and 904 teams have been formed along with 82 fixed immunization centers in the district to vaccinate the kids. He hoped that the Target mentioned will be achieved.
He further said, 51 transit polio teams have also been constituted in the district that would be available at Railway Station, bus stops and various markets of the district during the anti-polio drive.
During the meeting DO Health Larkana pointed out the requirements and the problems during the anti polio drive.
Representative of Police department, attending the meeting, assured to provide vehicles and security facilities to the mobile teams.
On the occasion President LCCI, Additional Deputy Commissioner-II Larkana, Representative of UNICEF, NGOs, Revenue Officers, education Officers were present in the meeting and the concerned officers assured that all out efforts will be made to success the Anti Polio Campaign in the District.
The meeting was also attended by the ADC-I Larkana, Assistant Commissioner Larkana, Medical Superintendent CMC Hospital Larkana, Representative of UNICEF, Representative of WHO, NGOs, Revenue Officers, Education Officers and other concerned officials of various departments. | YouTube Channel

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