3 days door to door anti polio drive kicked here. DCO Chitral was chief guest on inaugural ceremony.
CHITRAL: 3 days door to door anti polio campaign inaugurated here in Chitral. The inaugural ceremony was held at Chitral public school & College. District Coordination Officer Chitral Mutasim Billah Shah was chief guest on the occasion while EDO Health Dr. Sher Qayum, EDO School & Literacy Samad Gul, EDO community Development Hashmat Yar, Medical Superintendent of DHQ Hospital Dr. Nazir Ahmad, Dr. Inayatullah EPI Coordinator and representatives of civil society were also present on the occasion. Dr. Gulzar Ahmad Children Specialist highlighted importance of polio vaccination. He said that poliovirus spreading through mouth in case of its attack at brain could be cause of death. He said that there is no curative treatment of polio disease but only preventive one. We can save our children by administering polio vaccine to them. He emphasized on masses to must drink potable clean water otherwise it should be boiled for 10 minutes for killing virus inside the water to save from several diseases like polio. He said that more than 100 polio cases have been registered in different parts of Pakistan most of them belong to our province. He said the only way to eradicate polio abuse from the country is continue vaccination and discouraging refusal cases.
Dr. Nazir Ahmad MS of DHQ hospital Chitral said that poliovirus could infiltrate from neighbor districts, as there is no continue polio drive due to law and order situation. EDO School & Literacy Samad Gul said that awareness is must to control any disease. He said that this is our moral obligatory to motivate other people for cent percent polio vaccination. Abul Qayum Baig Nazim Union Council Kosht who is also chairman health committee in Zilla Council also expressed his views. He appreciated education department and civil societies for supporting health teams in this campaign.
DCO Chitral who was chief guest on the occasion inaugurated anti polio drive by administering polio vaccines to children. On this occasion he assured that district administration would leave no stone unturned to success this campaign. He said that our children are our future ambassadors and we should to protect them from such diseases like polio, which can paralyze a child. He expressed his sorrow that religious scholars (Uluma) not delivering polio importance in their Friday sermon despite humble request to them. He appeal to all religious leaders and Khateebs to must highlight polio campaign importance in their Friday sermons as well as before 5 times praying in Mosques because their message is most acceptable for community. He also appeals civil societies to play their role as missionary and voluntarily for eradicating polio disease from the district. He also stressed upon UC Nazimeen and councilors to call meeting on polio days at their respective offices for monitoring these activities. Each student should to monitor and check at least 10 houses and to submit report to their principals. He said contribution in these days is most valuable before Allah Almighty because of saving his creation from polio. He said we could overcome national challenges only by our collective, dedicated and sincerely efforts. He said every one among us responsible to provide a clean and friendly environment for our coming generation. Earlier that students of the same school presented Hamd, Nath Sharif. A large number of students, teachers, doctors, representatives of civil societies participated in inaugural ceremony of polio campaign. 3 days door-to-door campaign will be continue from Nov 24 to 26. EDO Health appeal parents to must informed them on Toll free No. 0800 12012 if no health team cover their area.
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