Polio case, traces of virus in water patterns catalyse anti-polio campaign in province
DUNIYAPUR: There’s polio within the water, in accordance with residents of quite a few southern districts of Punjab.
This extensively held opinion was probably the most vital discovering that The Categorical Tribune made whereas accompanying a Unicef staff in a vaccination marketing campaign.
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Noorul Amin of Chak sixteen-M in Lodhran defined that leaky sewerage pipes have contaminated the groundwater and that youngsters that drink this water are liable to getting polio.
There was a minimum of one confirmed case to again up his principle.
The comply with-up marketing campaign in Duniyapur, Kehror Pakka, and Lodhran was ordered by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif after a polio case was detected in Duniyapur.
In February, 4-month-previous Ali, son of Mohammad Afzal Baloch and a resident of Chak Quantity 15 M, of Duniyapur, Lodhran District, stated his son was affected by a fever when vaccinators got here round and he informed them he would get his son vaccinated after two days. The anti-polio group marked the kid vaccinated of their listing based mostly on the person’s assurance.
Afzal, a small farmer, admitted that he forgot to get his son vaccinate and some days later, the kid was admitted to Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur and recognized with polio.
The vaccinators have been suspended for negligence.
Afzal stated the workforce was not answerable for his negligence, it was altogether his “personal fault”.
However he additionally claimed that the virus was spreading as a consequence of poor sewerage and drainage within the space.
In January, traces of the polio virus have been present in samples collected from sewerage water in Kotla Fateh Khan.
After Ali’s case arose within the subsequent marketing campaign, District Well being Officer Tariq Gilani began preserving a better eye on the March comply with-up and vouched that the employees had been performing their duties diligently, an evaluation that the observer groups additionally agreed with.
PML-N MPA Jahangir Sultan Bhutta was accompanying the comply with-up vaccinators to watch their work and see if vaccinators have been negligent. Speaking to The Categorical Tribune, Bhutta stated Chief Minister Shahbaz had taken critical discover of the difficulty and stated that no negligence can be tolerated.
However neither spoke of the water.
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