Multan (24 News): A three-day anti-Polio drive was started in Multan district on Monday, 24 News HD reports.
The anti-Polio drive will look to administer Polio vaccinations to the almost 847,000 less-then-5 year old children in the region.
The Polio drive will continue until the 19th of April and will encompass the entire district of Multan.
In order to achieve the goal of maximum outreach, the Polio teams will not only be visiting door-to-door, but will also set up camps at local bus stands and at the Railway stations as well.
The anti-Polio drive is part of a larger nation-wide campaign to eradicate the virus, and was supposed to begin much earlier this month, but faced delays due to the terror attack on the Polio team in Lahore.
The National Anti-Polio drive is already underway in the other districts of South Punjab, including Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Muzzafargarh, Bhakkar, Kot Addu and Rahim Yar Khan.
Special security arrangements were made in collaboration with the Pakistan Army and the Police in order to ensure the safety of Polio workers on the job.