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Anti-Polio drive to commence in Balochistan tomorrow

A boy receives polio vaccine drops outside his family home in Karachi, Pakistan, February 15, 2016. More than 100,000 health workers fanned out across Pakistan on Monday, stepping up a drive to eliminate the polio virus this year from one of its last bastions, despite continuing militant threats to vaccination teams. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
A boy receives polio vaccine drops outside his family home in Karachi, Pakistan, February 15, 2016. More than 100,000 health workers fanned out across Pakistan on Monday, stepping up a drive to eliminate the polio virus this year from one of its last bastions, despite continuing militant threats to vaccination teams. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Islamabad: A three-day anti-polio drive will commence in ten districts of Pakistan’s Balochistan province.

The provincial coordinator of Polio emergency Operation Centre, Dr Saif-ur-Rehman, said that more than 0.5 million children under the age of five year would be administered polio drops during the drive, reports Radio Pakistan.

He added that 1,678 mobile teams have been constituted to administer the polio drops to the children.

The law enforcement agencies in wake of the drive have stepped up security measures to provide protection to the personnel of the polio team. (ANI)

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