DHAKA: Around 2.20 crores children will be vaccinated on Saturday aiming to keep the county free from polio.
Health secretary MM Niazuddin in a press conference at ministry of health of secretariat confirmed the matter on Thursday.
He said that all babies below five years will be fed two drops of polio vaccine from 1030,000 vaccination camps across the country on the day.
The Health secretary also said that Immunization centers will be opened from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Besides, the vaccination will be continued to the children on the road and floating stations, bus stands, launch Terminals.
Some 60,000 workers from health department and six lakhs volunteers will work for the vaccination campaign.
Health Department Director General Professor Dr Khandakar Sifayet Ullah, Family Planning Department Director General AKM Amir Hossain and other officials were present in the press conference.
BDST: 1341 HRS, DEC 19, 2013
Edited by: SM. Mostafijur Rahman Nasim, Newsroom Editor/ Rubaiat Saky, Senior Newsroom Editor