RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD (APP) - A five-day anti-polio campaign will start in Rawalpindi district from December 19 (Monday) under which a total of 655,000 children under five will be administered anti-polio drops. Talking to APP District Officer Health (DOH) Dr Khalid Randhawa informed that 1,341 mobile teams comprising members from District Health Department, education department, teaching hospitals, police, population welfare, social welfare, works and services and civil defence have been formed in this regard that will visit door to door to administer anti-polio drops. Strict action on negligence of the duty would also be taken. Dr Randhawa told that along with the mobile teams, 250 special vaccination centers in health centers and hospitals of the district would be set up. Special counter will be set up at public parks, railway stations, bus stands, wagon stands, airport and other transit points where 83 teams would be available to administer anti-polio drops to the children so that no child up to five year could remain unattended. He urged the citizens particularly parents to come forward and play their role for the elimination of the crippling disease from the society. The parents should cooperate with the special teams so that the set target could be achieved. DO Health informed that this will be the eighth round of the anti-polio campaign this year. He said that all arrangements in this regard have been finalised and no stone will be left unturned in efforts to meet the target. Meanwhile, District Health Department has made comprehensive arrangements for launching a four-day special anti-polio drive in the eight union councils of the Federal Capital starting from Monday. District Health Officer, Islamabad, Dr M Azhar Khan said here on Sunday that the district health department, Islamabad, has constituted 87 mobile teams for this especial anti-polio drive. As many as 45, 000 children would be administered anti-polio drops during this drive. Mobile teams would visit door to door for administering anti-polio drops to the children while four Zonal Supervisors and 19 Area Incharges have been deputed for strict monitoring the performance of mobile teams. On the directions of the Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad, Amer Ali Ahmed, the District Health Officer, Islamabad will also conduct visits of the union councils to personally monitor the performance of mobile teams and will submit reports on daily basis. DHO, Islamabad, Dr M Azhar Khan said that the target set for the drive would be achieved successfully.