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3-Day Anti Polio Drive in Quetta before Muharram Processions

3-Day Anti Polio Drive in Quetta before Muharram Processions

Quetta – The three-day anti polio drive will start in Quetta on Saturday, two days ahead of the Muharram processions. According to Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Balochistan, all the arrangements have been concluded for the three days Sub-National Immunization Days (SNID) in 12 districts of Balochistan. The campaign in Quetta will start ahead of the two days from other 11 ...

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Polio Workers: Death-Defying Job but No Wages on Time

Polio Workers: Death-Defying Job but No Wages on Time

Quetta – Despite the clear directives of Chief Secretary Balochistan, the frontline polio workers were not paid their wages of September campaign in Balochistan. “The frontline workers are supposed to be paid right after the campaign during the month of September,” a lady polio worker based in Quetta said. An official of Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Balochistan confirmed that the ...

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More Focus on Pashtun Areas in Anti-Polio Drive: Dr. Malik Baloch

More Focus on Pashtun Areas in Anti-Polio Drive: Dr. Malik Baloch

Quetta – Chief Minister (CM) Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has said that his government is making its utmost efforts to make the Balochistan polio free province. The focus in coming campaigns will be on Killa Abdullah, Pishin and parts of Quetta district where challenges are serious in carrying out successful anti-polio campaigns. Chief Minister expressed these views while chairing ...

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Fresh Polio Case Confirmed in Quetta

Fresh Polio Case Confirmed in Quetta

Quetta – A fresh polio case has been confirmed in Quetta, on Tuesday. Sources in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) confirmed to Balochistan Point that a polio virus case been confirmed in provincial capital Quetta. 3 year old Naqeebullah who is a resident of Killi Barakzai area of eastern bypass Quetta is the victim of Polio Virus. This discovery has brought ...

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Balochistan: Anti-Polio Drive will Start from 14th September

Balochistan: Anti-Polio Drive will Start from 14th September

Quetta – Anti-polio drive in Balochistan will start from tomorrow, September 14th, in 32 districts aimed at administering drops to over 2.4 million children below the age of five years, announced Rehmat Saleh Baloch, Minister Health Balochistan. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Rehmat Baloch has said that “Provincial government is taking all necessary measures to improve the quality of ...

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Fresh Polio Case Discovered in Quetta

Fresh Polio Case Discovered in Quetta

Quetta – A fresh case of crippling polio disease confirmed in a five-year-old girl in Quetta on Wednesday bringing the total number of cases to 5 in Balochistan while 30 in Pakistan during the year of 2015. According to Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Balochistan, wild polio virus detected in the Gul Afshan, 5 years old. Her parents had refused to ...

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Army Assured EOC To Help Polio Coverage at Pak-Afghan Friendship Gate

Army Assured EOC To Help Polio Coverage at Pak-Afghan Friendship Gate

Quetta – Pakistan Army has assured Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Balochistan to improve the coverage of vaccinating polio drops to children at Pak-Afghan border, particularly near Friendship Gate in Chaman. An important meeting was held at EOC to review the strategy of vaccinating children at Permanent Transit Points (PTP). EOC Coordinator Dr. Syed Saif Ur Rehman chaired the meeting. It ...

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Commissioner Quetta Assures Support in Anti-Polio Drops Refusal Cases

Commissioner Quetta Assures Support in Anti-Polio Drops Refusal Cases

Quetta – The Balochistan Levies Force and police officials in Quetta block; Quetta, Pishin and Killah Abdullah, have been directed to assist the anti-polio campaigners in persuading 4,443 chronic refusal cases, the children who were not administered anti-polio drops. Chairman Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Balochistan Dr. Syed Saif Ur Rehman has said that there were 44 percent refusal cases out ...

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Anti-Polio Drops are in Accordance with Islamic Teachings: Religious Clerics

Anti-Polio Drops are in Accordance with Islamic Teachings: Religious Clerics

Quetta – Religious clerics of Balochistan including Dr. Atta ur Rehman, Maulana Anwar Ulhaq Haqqani and others have simultaneously said that they are ready to prove at any platform that administering anti-polio drops to the children is Islamic and reflect the practices of Sunna. They expressed these views during a meeting at Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Balochistan which was attended ...

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Fighting Resistance To Administer Polio Drops

Fighting Resistance To Administer Polio Drops

Nadir Jailani Sajida Bibi knocks on each door in Killi Shakar Khan Quetta to ask if there are children below 5 in the house. With a gesture of compliance she enters the house. She squeezes the cheeks of a child, presses the slender plastic bottle, drops three dots of anti-poliomyelitis vaccine and marks the vaccine with a marker on the ...

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