Another polio case traced within second day in Lahore

03 May, 2019 11:10 am

LAHORE (92 News) – Another case of polio has been traced in Lahore within two days and the toll has reached to 10 in the city.

According to the reports, the victim was identified as 13-year-old girl. “Samples were collected on April 2 and sent to Islamabad for confirmation. The virus belongs to an Outfall Pumping Station in Lahore,” an official at polio laboratory of the National Institute of Health said.

A day earlier, a polio case has been confirmed in Lahore as polio virus diagnosed in a 10-year-old child for the first time in history of Punjab.

The spokesperson confirmed that a 10-year-old child in Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Town has been diagnosed with polio. He also said that this is the second case reported in the province this year. Nine cases have been reported across the country.

“Samples were collected on April 2 and sent to Islamabad for confirmation. The virus belongs to an Outfall Pumping Station in Lahore,” an official at laboratory of the National Institute of Health said.

Efforts to eliminate polio in Pakistan have became complicated in recent years, as polio workers have faced attacks by militants who say the health teams are Western spies, or that the vaccines they administer are intended to sterilise children.

Earlier on April 23, the police arrested key person, behind the defamation of vaccine drive in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa. In an immediate action against the perpetrators, the police nabbed Mohammad today.

However, the court granted physical remand of conspirator, who did drama against vaccine, to police for one-day.

Yesterday late night, the conspiracy against the campaign in Peshawar was exposed when a video of a man named Nazar Mohammad surfaced on the social media.

The spokesman of polio eradication in Pakistan, Babar Atta, said in a tweet that police have lodged an “FIR against 12 individuals who were behind the Peshawar Drama.”

In the video, a man could be seen employing children to prove that vaccines were defected. He administers children polio drops, following which the children are asked to pretend to be fainted.



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