PR No. 131 Polio Eradication: There is no room for complacency says Senator Ayesha Islamabad, April 14, 2017
Prime Minister’s Focal Person for polio Eradication, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq while applauding the role of district administration has urged them to ensure highest quality of polio campaigns through coordinated monitoring, supervision and leadership during the upcoming round of polio campaign starting from 17th April.
Senator was of the view that reaching out to every child across the length and breadth of the province and ultimately the country is missed. She commended the work done by front line health workers on the border crossings with Afghanistan and hoped that all the mobile populations coming and going through our international borders will be inoculated and recorded. “Our job is almost done but not finished yet therefore there is no room for complacency,” urged the prime minister’s focal person for polio eradication.
Senator made these remarks while attending a high-level meeting held at Chief Secretary Office with Chief Secretary Shoaib Mir Balochistan in the chair. National Coordinator for Emergency Operation Centre Dr Rana Safdar, Provincial EOC Coordinator Syed Faisal Ahmed, Provincial Secretary Health Asmatullah kakar, Commissioner Quetta Division Amjid Ali Khan, Deputy Commissioners, DHOs high police officials were present there. The meeting reviewed the preparations made for the forthcoming polio campaign in the province.
Chief Secretary Shoaib Mir reaffirmed his stance that Balochistan will be made polio free with the help of dedicated team members and effective administrative support. He said that our teams have shown exemplary resolve and commitment in the past and will ensure that they will reach every child across the province.
Coordinator National EOC Dr Rana Safdar appreciated the arrangements made for the immunization campaign by saying that special emphasis need to be given the mobile populations in and around Quetta block.
Provincial coordinator EOC Balochistan Syed Faisal Ahmed said Polio virus is still circulating here in Quetta block need more attention there to eradicate the polio from province.