0.2m children to be vaccinated in antimeasles drive in GB

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GILGIT

Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafizur Rehman said Thursday a 12-day anti-measles campaign would be launched to vaccinate 0.2 million children on October 15.

Chairing a meeting, he added several trained teams including 142 fixed, 200 out-reach and 10 mobile teams would vaccinate the target children during the drive which could continue up to Oct 27.

He said that entire program would be minutely monitored; supervised by 152 officials to ensure that child of the target population was get vaccinated against the deadly disease.

Moreover, he added those representatives of the UNICEF and WHO would also be monitoring the drive which would continue throughout a week except Sunday.

He said it was not door to door campaign rather temporary centers had been set up at prominent places like school, mosque, health center or any house of a village to vaccinate children.