KARACHI, May 23: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari Inaugurated Polio Campaign at Shah Faisal Colony health center. She administered polio drops to children and distributed gifts among them. “We must give the campaign top priority, I appeal to parents to come forward and vaccinate their children. There have been major improvements in the polio programme but we must not rest till we eradicate polio completely.”
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Rotary Ambassador for Polio continues her mother, Ex-Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s mission to eradicate polio from Pakistan.
Pakistan has come a long way in Polio eradication since the 1990s, from hundreds of cases of polio to only two polio cases so far in 2017. Out of the two cases this year, none are from Sindh.
She also spoke with mothers at the health facility and asked them about the problems faced in their communities and committed to helping them resolve issues such as lack of sanitation facilities and clean drinking water. For this she requested Deputy Commissioner Korangi to look into the matter and address it. The polio campaign in Karachi will be held from the 23rd to the 27th of May with a target of approximately 2.3 million children under the age of 5 and will cover all 6 districts and 188 union councils of the city.
Technical Coordinator Shahnaz Wazir Ali, DC Korangi Syed Mehdi Ali Shah, Commissioner Karachi Focal Person for Polio Dr. Nusrat, Provincial Team Leaders from WHO and UNICEF, BMGF Technical Focal Person Dr. Ahmad Ali Shaikh, MS. Sind Government Hospital, DHO Korangi were also present at the occasion.