91,000 children have missed vaccinations to prevent polio

Home Health 91,000 children have missed vaccinations to prevent polio
91,000 children have missed vaccinations to prevent polio


About 91,000 children under the age of five in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa missed the polio vaccine during the seven-day polio vaccination drive that began on January 16 in the province, a health ministry report said. health is indicated.

The report said that more than 71,530 children were not at home during vaccination in 36 districts of the province while 20,305 parents refused to give polio drops to their children.

It is said that the purpose of vaccination of 7.459 million children was organized for the whole week of the campaign in which 7.455 million children were given anti-polio drops and vitamin-A.

It said the most refusal cases were reported from Peshawar where 7,352 parents refused to vaccinate their children.

Similarly, 10,898 children were not at home during the visits of the disability groups. North Waziristan is the second district of the district where 2,919 parents refused to vaccinate their children, followed by Bannu with 2,251 cases of refusal.

Other districts of rejected cases include Charsadda with 215 cases, DI Khan 1,674 cases, Hangu nine cases, Haripur two cases, Karak 742 cases, Khyber 206 cases, Kohat 161 cases, Lakki Marwat 1,437 cases, Mardan 934 cases, Mohmand 1,241 cases, Nowshera 220 cases, Swabi 400 cases, Swat five cases, Tank 304 cases, Torghar four cases and South Waziristan 229 cases.

The report further stated that 1,144 vulnerable children missed the dose in Abbottabad, 2,929 in Bajaur, 4,622 in Bannu, 639 in Batagram, 887 in Buner, 3,772 in Charsadda, 735 in Chitral Lower, 721 in Chitral Upper, DI2,294 in Chitral Upper, DI2,294. in Dir Lower, 784 in Dir Upper, 986 in Hangu, 1,422 in Haripur, 1,814 in Karak, 2,976 in Khyber, 1,539 in Kohat, 50 in Kohistan Lower, 144 in Kohistan Kohistan Upper, two in Kolaipalas, 8 in Kolaipalas, 8 in Lakki. Marwat, 1,266 Malakand, 2,779 in Mansehra, 3,470 in Mardan, 3,553 in Mohmand, 4,628 in Nowshera, 380 in Orakzai, 18,250 in Peshawar, 335 in Shangla, 2,625 in Shangla, 2,605 in Shangla, 2,625 of them 4,589 in North Waziristan and 826 in South Waziristan.

In Peshawar about 903,297 children were vaccinated against polio. The report said that last year 20 cases of polio were reported from three southern districts of the province including 17 from North Waziristan, two from Lakki Marwat and one from South Waziristan.

Published in Alabi News, February 9th2023.


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