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763 cops to escort polio groups

HARIPUR: During a five-day polio campaign, which will run from March 29 to April 2, 763 police officers with polio staff will remain on duty across the district.

District police officer Kashif Zulfiqar told journalists here on Sunday that the district had been divided into four districts and eleven sub-districts.

He added that one circle would be under the supervision of a DSP, while SHOs would be responsible for the safety of staff in each sub-circle.

Official sources in the District Health Commissioner’s office said 1,79,342 children were being given polio vaccines by the 848 Ministry of Health teams in 45 union councils and 3 Afghan refugee camps.