Another polio virus case reported in the Ghora Bakka Khel union council of district Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, bringing the year’s total to three.
The case came to light after a one-and-a-half-year-old child was paralyzed by the illness, according to officials.
Polio Incidents From KP
All three incidents were children from the Bannu area of KP. Meanwhile, the poliovirus was discovered in the district’s environmental samples.
In Pakistan, 34 environmental samples have tested positive for poliovirus.
On Monday, the government launched a seven-day anti-polio campaign across the country, with over 40 million youngsters targeted to receive the vaccine as well as a supplemental dosage of vitamin A.
Caretaker Govt. Initiatives
Dr. Nadeem Jan, the caretaker Minister for Health Services, has asked parents to completely cooperate with vaccination teams and guarantee that their children get vaccinated.
The poliovirus immunization campaign in Punjab will last seven days, while the vaccine will be administered for seven days in other regions.
In a statement, caretaker Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Dr Jamal Nasir stated that 212 million children will be vaccinated throughout the campaign, with 204,000 polio professionals participating.
The campaign has been initiated in five divisions of KP: Peshawar, Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, and Kohat.
During this vaccine phase, around seven million children aged one to five years old are getting immunized.
The second phase of the anti-polio campaign will begin next Monday in the divisions of Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan.
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