Two new polio circumstances reported from KP; tally reaches 69 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: One other two circumstances of polio have been reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday, taking the variety of affectees to 64 within the nation this yr.

A 30-month-old lady and a 23-month-old boy have been examined optimistic for the poliovirus. It was reported that their dad and mom have been unwilling to vaccinate the youngsters.

In KP alone, the full variety of polio circumstances has reached 48 this yr.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister’s Focal Particular person on Polio Babar Bin Atta had introduced the launch of a first-ever WhatsApp helpline the place folks can ask questions concerning the polio programme, lodge complaints and report on youngsters missed out on anti-polio campaigns in any a part of the nation.

“One other First Ever by Pakistan Polio Programme. 24/7 WhatsApp Polio Helpline. Any query? Missed youngsters? Misconceptions? Complaints ? We’re at your service with only a easy WhatsApp message. 0346 – 7776546,” he tweeted.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf authorities has been placing particular deal with polio eradication from Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan had mentioned that the elimination of the crippling illness is the topmost precedence of his authorities.

 

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