Sunday, December 17, 2017

Rotary sets up polio immunization post in AJK

Pakistan News & Features Services

Rotary International’s Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee, ably led by the versatile Aziz Memon, has intensified its efforts to eradicate polio and recently it has provided a couple of Permanent Transit Post (PTP) shelters upon the request of NEOC Islamabad to install at Kohala Check Post and Neelum Valley in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK).

This is the maiden effort of its kind undertaken by the National Chair, Aziz Memon, and his team in the AJK. 

These two shelters were made up 20 feet long re fabricated containers to save polio workers from hard cold and rainy weather of Kashmir. 

The health department of the AJK had arranged the inauguration ceremony of a PTP shelter placed at Kohala check post which is located on river Neelum Bridge along with police check post. 

The local police was facilitating polio vaccinators at the post and ensuring to stop each vehicle till vaccination was completed.

A team of 14 polio vaccinators was working at this check post and average coverage is 350 children per day. 

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the functionaries of the World Health Organization (WHO), the local health department and the Rotary’s National Polio Plus Committee. 

The National Chair, Aziz Memon, inspected the re-fabricated shelter followed by visiting Police check post where he met with polio vaccinators and police officials.

He appreciated the best vaccination arrangements at the PTP and the role of polio workers to fight against polio.

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