3-day anti-Polio drive was also launched to vaccinate the children
Hyderabad: An awareness rally was organized here on Monday by the Neurology Department of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) on the occasion of World Head Injury Day.
Led by Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbas Baloch, the rally was taken out from Old Campus to Press Club Hyderabad.
A large number of people including Additional IG Hyderabad Range Dr. Jamil Ahmed, SSP Hyderabad Abdul Salam Sheikh, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Bikaram, Deputy Director Planning and Development Sanaullah Rind, Prof. Dr. Riaz Raja of the Department of Neurology of LUMHS and a number of doctors and paramedical staff, representatives of political and social organizations took part in the awareness rally.
On this occasion, the organizer of the rally, Prof. Dr. Riaz Raja said that the aim of holding the rally is to mark the World Head Injury Day to highlight the usefulness of enforcing traffic rules among the people. He said that there occur many accident cases every day and due to non-compliance with the traffic rules and not wearing helmet. “Most of injured persons die of head injuries or become disabled forever,” he said.
He said that through this rally they want to spread the message among the people that traffic rules should be observed and helmets should be worn while riding a motorcycle as well as seat belts should be fastened while driving and avoid overtaking.
Muhammad Abbas Baloch also inaugurated a three-day anti-polio campaign by administering anti-polio drops to children up to five years of age in Sindh Government Hospital Qasimabad, Hyderabad.
On the occasion he directed the concerned officers to utilize all possible resources to make the anti-polio campaign successful while strict implementation SOPs of Covid-19 should also be ensured.
He directed the concerned officers to make all possible efforts for covering the refusal cases and ensure that all children up to the age of 5 years were vaccinated and also directed to improve routine immunization.
Dr. Dilip Kumar, Focal Person of Anti-Polio Campaign informed that two days of the 3-day Anti-Polio Campaign are fixed as catch-up days. He informed that 328477 children of up to five years of age would be vaccinated.
He informed that 1194 mobile teams, 120 fixed points, 38 transit points have been formed while 67 health facility centers and 87 team support centers have been established to make the campaign successful.
He further said that more than one thousand lady health workers, 87 UC medical officers, 303 area in-charges besides 12 taluka supervisor doctors would also take part in the anti-polio drive.