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Anti-polio campaign postponed in tribal areas

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PESHAWAR: The anti-polio-campaign in the tribal areas including Bajaur and Kurram Agency was postponed on Saturday whereas polio vaccines would be administered to children in Swat, covering 1/3 area of the valley. Director Public Health NWFP Fazal Karim while talking to journalists here informed that the 3-day campaign would begin from August 19 in the province and tribal areas.

Karim said that during the current year the disease has affected 11 children in the province. He said as soon as the law and order situation improves in Bajaur and Kurram Agency a polio campaign would be launched in these areas. He said that 160,000 children would be administered polio drops in Swat.-SANA

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