As per Rotary’s Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee strategy for intensified efforts to eradicate polio, Rotary has provided two shelters on request of EOC FATA
Baghiari Check Post Khyber Agency FATA at either side of the highway. These shelters are made up 20
- long re fabricated containers. These re fabricated containers were those that inspected by the International Chair Polio Plus Committee Michael MC Govern along with National Chair Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee Aziz Memon at container yard, Islamabad on 30th June 2016
to ensure quality.
Baghiari check post is located about 45 km from Pak Afghan Torkham border. All transit population travel between Pakistan and Afghanistan has to pass from this check post. A team of 26 polio vaccinators working at this check post and average coverage is 900 children per day. Rangers of Frontier Constabulary (FC) facilitating polio vaccinators at the post and ensuring to stop each vehicle till vaccination is completed.
CDG Rauf Rohaila arranged the inauguration ceremony at Baghiari and despite of security concerns at the Pak Afghan border at Torkham, the National Chair visited the polio check post at Bhagiari to inaugurate both shelters for Permanent Transit Posts.
The inauguration ceremony of the Baghairi PTP was held today ie; 27 July 2016. National Chair Aziz Memon inaugurated both shelters at either side of the highway.
The ceremony was attended by Zia Ur Rehman, assistant Political Agent Khyber agency FATA, Dr. Sarfaraz Khan EPI FATA, Dr. Nadeem, WHO and UNICEF representatives, CDG Rauf Rohaila, Rtn Khursheed Khan, Rtn Azmat Hayat, AG Tayyaba Gul and Asher Ali Project Manager PNPPC Rotary International.
The National Chair inspected both re fabricated shelters followed by visiting FC check posts where he met with polio vaccinators and FC officials. He appreciated the best vaccination arrangements at the PTP and informed that Rotary is also providing a new shelter and will replace the damaged existing shelters to provide best facilitation to the polio vaccinators working at PTP Torkham Pak-Afghan border as well.
Dr. Sarfaraz EPI FATA thanked National Chair Aziz Memon for his visit to Baghiari which gives lot of strength to all Khyber agency officers and polio teams.