KPK witnesses another polio case

By Asif Shakoor – Reporter

18th October, 2019

Alarming increase in polio cases as one more affectee surfaced from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Friday.

As per details, the new case was reported from Lakki Marwat area in a three-month-old child.

The authorities said the minor was not vaccinated against the virus.

The tally of polio cases has reached up to 72 this year in Pakistan.

The government has completed various anti-polio drives across the country.

Last week, the government decided to launch an effective sensitization campaign for parents at the federal level to ensure the immunization of their children during every anti-polio vaccination drive.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s focal person on polio Babar Bin Atta has resigned after a stint of one year citing personal reasons, according to sources.

Babar Bin Atta, in a tweet, said, “After a stint of over a year as the Prime Ministers Focal Person for Polio, I have asked the PM to relieve me of my duties because of some personal reasons pertaining to my family. During this time I got a chance to work with the best minds in the world.”

He stated that I am resigning on personal reasons.

Babar Bin Atta says Pakistan’s polio program has made excellent results in a short period of time.

He said that the polio program is a great preparation for the campaigns, starting from November to June 2020.

I am sure that the next person behind me will continue the mission of polio-free Pakistan, Babar Bin Atta said.

Arhama Altaf

Web Editor, BOL News conributed to the story

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