Polio cases reach 31 in KP as deadly virus hits five more children

Pakistan records second polio case in 15 months

PESHAWAR: The polio cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have reached to 31 as five more cases have been confirmed in the province.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department Wednesday confirmed that three cases of polio were reported in Bannu and two cases were reported in Torghar, taking the number of total cases to 31 in the province and 37 in the country in this year. The health officials claimed that the affected children were not vaccinated for the polio.
In a press statement issued by the Coordinator EOC KP Captain (R) Kamran Ahmed Afridi said, “All the efforts put in by the provincial government to eradicate polio from the region will not be achieved unless the refusing parents understand that their individual decision to refuse anti-polio vaccines not only demonstrates indifference to their child’s health but is also an expression of disregard to the national cause of polio eradication that we must have to achieve as a nation.”


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