Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza says that the PTI Government has launched the biggest programme in the country’s history to curb hepatitis.
He remarked during his visit to the World Health Organization’s office in Islamabad on Monday.
The Special Assistant said that the government is also currently working on a comprehensive programme in regards to nutrition.
Dr Zafar Mirza mentioned that health cards’ facility has been given to about five million families.
They will be doubled by the end of next year.
WHO Representative in Pakistan Dr Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala appreciated Dr Zafar Mirza’s leadership qualities for making the conclusion of anti-polio vaccination campaign successful.
“For the first time, there was no geographical space on the map of Pakistan that was not accessible to polio teams,” Dr Mirza said.
Dr Mirza also thanked the parents and caregivers in being hospitable to vaccinators in their houses.
He emphasized that without the support of parents, a polio-free Pakistan cannot be achieved.
In core reservoirs of Karachi, Peshawar, Khyber, Quetta, Pishin and Killa Abdullah, continued immunization activities were extended for a day to cover children who could not be treated during door-to-door vaccination.