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16,000 children in Balochistan not vaccinated against polio virus

Round 16,000 children have been not supplied polio vaccine throughout the hot marketing campaign in October in Balochistan, Leader of Emergency Operation Mobile (EOC) Syed Faisal Ahmed informed DawnNews.

Consistent with Emergency Operation Mobile’s knowledge, round 16,000 youngsters under the age of 5 yr remained disadvantaged of polio vaccine

About 11,000 children may just not be supplied polio vaccine as a result of they have been not at house all through the marketing campaign all through the marketing campaign carried out in October this yr in Balochistan.

“Roughly five,000 children have been not in a position to get polio vaccine as their oldsters refused to get them vaccinated for polio virus. Amongst them 1-40 according to cent folks refused polio vaccine for his or her youngsters on non secular foundation,” stated Faisal Ahmed.

Faisal Ahmed additional knowledgeable that greater than 2.four million children beneath the age of 5 years have been supplied polio vaccine in Balochistan right through the marketing campaign.

The Balochistan executive had shaped committees on district degree to persuade the oldsters for provision of polio drops to their children and cope with the problem of persistent refusals. The committees contain of spiritual students and folks belonging to more than a few walks of lifestyles.

In Balochistan, this yr just one polio case has been reported from Quetta. On the other hand, remaining yr seven instances have been reported in the province. Many of the instances are reported in Quetta block comprising Pishin and Killa Abdullah.

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