DHA conducts Polio Eradication campaign with great fanfare

Karachi, October 27, 2016 (PPI-OT):Polio in Pakistan still remains an endemic viral infection that continues to circulate and infect children; keeping every child under five years of age at great risk. Polio constitutes a national emergency which needs to be eradicated at all levels and in all forms and manifestations. DHA Karachi has joined hands with the government in furtherance of this great national cause. In this regard DHA recently conducted polio eradication campaign from 24th Oct to 27th Oct in various areas of DHA Karachi with great zeal and enthusiasm.

DHA Polio Teams visited DHA schools, parks and homes of DHA residents under elaborate protection provided by DHA Vigilance staff and administered polio drops to children under 5 years of age. The mass vaccination campaign was conducted to eradicate the menace of polio from the country in true letter and spirit. During the erstwhile campaign, DHA Polio Teams in harmony and collaboration with World Health Organization and Govt of Sindh (Saddar Town) administered polio drops to a large number of children across the board in all areas of jurisdiction.

The spirited polio eradication campaign was conducted with intricate planning, will power and galvanizing spirit to carry out immunization of children. It is also worth mentioning that DHA Karachi has become a static Polio Centre of Saddar Town for EPI where children from DHA’s neighbourhood including Katchi Abadies of the vicinity visit DHA Medical Centre round the year for getting vaccinated free of cost. DHA as a progressive organization with a vision for future gives utmost importance to the promotion of healthcare facilities for the masses.

For more information, contact:
Maj (Retd) Aurangzeb
Public Relations Officer
Pakistan Defence Officers Housing Authority
2-B, East Street, Phase-I
Karachi-75500
Pakistan
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