Peshawar: Locals protest as polio vaccine lands several children in hospital

Dunya News

The victims were immediately shifted to the hospital for medical treatment.

PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – The locals in Peshawar’s Budhbir area protested against the hospital management as several children fell unconscious after administering anti-polio drops.

According to details, the protesters stormed Mashokhel Hospital and also set offices of DHQ Hospital on fire.

On the other hand, the victims were immediately shifted to the hospital for medical treatment while the reason behind worsening of their health will also be identified.

Meanwhile, Coordinator Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Kamran Afridi said that the vaccination was not expired and that it cannot cause reaction. School administration scuffled with the polio workers when they arrived at the school for vaccination, he told.

Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has taken notice of the incident and directed to launch investigation into the matter.

It is to be mentioned here countrywide campaign to administer anti-polio drops to children under five years of age began on Monday.

During the drive, over thirty nine million children in all four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan will be administered vaccine.