KHYBER AGENCY - The four-day anti- polio special drive is successfully underway in Landi Kotal of Khyber Agency.

Sharing details, In-charge of the campaign Taley Mohammad said that the current campaign is taking place throughout tehsil Landi Kotal amid tight security. He said that some 127 teams, including 110 mobile, 3 transit and 14 fixed teams, have been specialised under the 37 area’s in-charges to visit door to door for administering polio drops to 56,251 children below five-year of age. “The special drive will continue for four days in the Tehsil as thirteen health centres and Basic Health Centers (BHUs) will provide the facility,” he maintained. For first time in the last six years, he said, female polio workers have been assigned the duty to feed anti-polio drops to the children.

He said that some 200 Khasadar and Levies troops have been deployed for security of the polio teams to foil any untoward incident.