257 anti polio vaccine links removed from social media: Babar Atta

ISLAMABAD: Focal Particular person to Prime Minister on Polio Eradication Babar Atta on Sunday stated 257 hyperlinks associated to spreading propaganda in opposition to polio vaccine had been faraway from web, ARY Information reported.

“As a part of ongoing crackdown on malicious anti polio vaccine content material on social media, 209 hyperlinks have been faraway from Fb on request of the federal government of Pakistan,” Babar Atta stated in an announcement.

He stated YouTube had eliminated 33 and Twitter 15 hyperlinks associated to anti polio vaccine.

The focal particular person to PM on polio eradication stated 138 anti-polio vaccine hyperlinks had been nonetheless pending to be faraway from social media.

On Could 17, third case of polio was reported from Sindh, which was the second from Karachi, this 12 months to date.

As per particulars, a six-month-old youngster had change into the third sufferer of the crippling illness in Sindh.

Learn Extra: Third polio case reported from Sindh this year

The authorities, tasked to eradicate the virus, had blamed the rising refusals, owing to deceptive propaganda, as a cause behind the failure of the target.

An official within the Sindh well being ministry, from the Nationwide Institute of Well being, Islamabad, had confirmed the kid was one other sufferer of the polio virus.

The officers had claimed that the household of the six-month-old male youngster had been refusing to vaccinate him in opposition to polio in lots of earlier anti-polio campaigns.

“He was a sufferer of persistent refusal supplied by his household to the polio groups in Union Council-12 in Gulshan-i-Iqbal, the place they reside,” an official of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for polio in Sindh had claimed.

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