Sep 25, 2012

SIAD in high-risk areas to be launched today Confirmed polio case still controversial.

The district health department is launching a three-day anti-polio Short Interval Additional Dose (SIAD) campaign in as many as over 13 selective union councils of town from Tuesday (today) to administer anti-polio drops to children below five years of age.

The union councils selected for the SIAD activity are considered as the high-risk areas in town on the subject of prevalence of poliovirus. The SIAD has been planned after a three-day anti-polio drive that was carried out last week in the district.

We have set a target of eliminating polio virus from environment of the district while planning for the SIAD activity, said District Health Officer Dr. Khalid Randhawa while talking to ‘The News’ on Monday.

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