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  • Inauguration of Mother and Child Health Centre

    Inauguration of the Basic Health Unit for the Mother and Child Health File Photo Inauguration of the Basic Health Unit for the Mother and Child Health

    Mother and Child Health Centre has been inaugurated by the Sindh health department in Lasi Goth, Karachi.

    The centre will have a labour room and EPI centre for vaccinations and will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    “We don’t just want to address EPI and polio, we want to provide an integrated package with nutrition, birth registration, child birth and promote safe hygiene practices,” said Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho.

    She added that EPI centres and mother and child health centres had been established in areas where health facilities were lacking.

    The health minister also dubbed the anti-typhoid campaign in the province a success and said that 95% of the target of 10.1 million children had been achieved.

    The campaign will run till December 7 and aims to reach remaining out-of-school children and anyone missed during previous campaigns. Dr Pechuho said the government has established immunisation centres across the province and urged parents to get their children vaccinated.

    UNICEF Sindh Chief of Field Office Cristina Brugiolo and officers from the Expanded Programme of Immunisation and Emergency Operations Centre Sindh were also present.

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