Another poliovirus case emerges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Babar Bin Atta said that polio campaign in Bannu will start from Monday where he will lead the team.
SHANGLA (Dunya News) – An 18-month-old child has been diagnosed with poliovirus in Shangla district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as the total number of cases jumped to 23 on Thursday.
According to the sources, Nusrat Khel, a union council of Kohat district, diagnosed the poliovirus in Shangla district in Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
The World Health Organization reserved some serious concerns on ongoing cases of polio in Pakistan.
Despite the polio campaigns and government efforts, polio is not being eradicated from Pakistan whereas it has been globally eliminated except Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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The prime minister’s focal person on polio, Babar Bin Atta said that polio campaign in Bannu will start from Monday where he will lead the team against the biggest poliovirus outbreak in Pakistan.
#Polio campaign starts in #Bannu on Monday. I have just arrived here to personally lead the campaign against the biggest poliovirus outbreak in the country in the most volatile region. Will oversee preparedness with Polio Teams of N.Waziristan, Lakki Marwat & Bannu. InshaAllah— Babar Atta (@babarbinatta) June 13, 2019
On June 1, Babar Bin Atta alerted parents to not to adhere to propaganda against polio campaign and get their children vaccinated.
He expressed that the polio vaccine has eradicated the disease globally. Parents should be careful against the propaganda and get their offspring’s immunized against polio in the anti-polio campaign after Eid-ul-Fitr.