Media report about use of expired Polio Vaccine: President calls for a report

Islamabad, July 04, 2012 (PPI-OT): President Asif Ali Zardari taking strong notice of a report appearing in the media about the use of expired Polio Vaccine in Shakai Valley of South Waziristan Agency has called for a report and has directed the concerned authorities to take strict action against those responsible for such negligence.

Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the President has directed all concerned to show zero tolerance to any incident of negligence with regards of Polio vaccination campaigns that are undertaken throughout the country at regular intervals.

The President has also directed the concerned to ensure timely supply of vaccine to the various parts of the country especially in the far flung areas and also to ensure that complete and updated record is maintained at provincial and districts level of both the used and unused vaccines.

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