Lahore declared Pakistan’s first polio-free city

In a major achievement against the crippling virus, Lahore has become the first polio-free city in the country. The fifth environmental sample taken from the city for the poliovirus has tested negative. Earlier four environmental samples for the virus had tested negative. Lahore Deputy Commissioner paid rich tribute to the doctors, polio workers, and the parents for making the city polio-free.

Earlier on April 3, around 3.5 million children were vaccinated during the first four days of the nationwide polio immunization campaign in Pakistan.

A five-day nationwide polio eradication campaign had begun across the country on March 29 to vaccinate over 40.1 million children under five years of age.

Source: ARY News