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Pakistan approves three year emergency plan for polio eradication

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Government has approved a three year emergency plan for polio eradication , covering the period from 2016 to 2018.

The Dawn reports that around 698 million doses of polio vaccine will be administered to vulnerable children across the country.

The project was approved by the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) at a meeting presided over by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

The emergency plan costing Rs31.8 billion will be executed by the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination. Unicef will undertake social mobilisation activities.

World Health Organisation(WHO) will be responsible for conducting operational activities of the Supplemental Immunisation Activities (SIAs), including surveillance.(ANI)

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