Full security will be ensured to foreign teams engaged in polio Vaccination: Chief Minister

Karachi, July 18, 2012 (PPI-OT): A 4-member delegation of World Health Organization led by Mr. GIDO country representative of WHO today called on Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah at C.M House. Member National Task Force for Polio Dr. Madam Azra Fazal Pechuho, Principal Secretary (acting) to C.M Mr. Muhammad Siddique Memon and others were present during the meeting.

Chief Minister Sindh welcomed the WHO delegation and informed them that Sindh Government has further informed the system for eradication of Polio from Sindh province and strategic measures have been evolved at grass root level.

He said that all executing agencies, supervising departments, and implementing and monitoring teams have been directed accordingly to achieve the target while no careless or negligence will be tolerated.

He said that the government has already warned that in case, any case is detected in any area, the concerned persons will be taken into task. Chief Minister Sindh also assured the WHO delegation that security will be ensured for WHO team engaged in Polio vaccination campaign. He also expressed his deep sorrows on incident of firing at WHO vehicle yesterday near Sohrab Goth.

He assured the WHO team that the target fixed for administering Polio drops and eradication of Polio from Sindh Province. The leader of WHO team Mr. Gido (country representative) highlighted the efforts and results achieved in Sindh province. The WHO team included Dr. Elyas Duray Polio Medical Officer Pakistan and Dr. Sallah P.M.O Sindh.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
Press Secretary
Chief Minister House
Tel: +9221 99202019
Cell: +92300-3524057 (Ext: 336)