The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Six polio cases registered in Nangarhar, health officials

The Polio Campaign was initiated across thirteen different regions of the country, including the southeast, south, north, and east, according to the officials of the Ministry of Public Health. The head of the Polio Eradication Program at the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Abdul Qados Baryali, told government newspapers that in this round, 8.8 million children are scheduled to be vaccinated against polio in various regions of the country. “In this campaign, 8.8 million children are intended to receive the polio vaccine, which started in the eastern region on December 23 (Saturday) and will be adapted to other zones from December 25 to December 29,” Baryali said. He also mentioned that six cases of polio have been registered in the country this year. “This year, from 1402 until today, six cases of polio have been registered, all of which are from Nangarhar province,” he said. This official from the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan addressed the country’s citizens, urging them to consider vaccinating their children against polio seriously.“My request to all my compatriots is to keep their children at home on campaign days and ensure that their children are vaccinated. Along with the vaccination teams who are doing an excellent job, our request is for them to cooperate with us and these vaccination teams,” he added. It is worth mentioning that the polio vaccination process, every round, takes place over 4 to 6 weeks, with a polio campaign occurring in all provinces of the country.In each campaign period, the eastern zone runs for 4 days, and in the east, a 7-day polio campaign is conducted. The expenses of the campaigns are covered by donors (WHO, UNICEF), and approximately 75,000 vaccinators, supervisors, and polio collaborators are active throughout Afghanistan. Babrak Qayoumi

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.