Concern on polio case in city


KARACHI: Emergency Coordinator, Provincial Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Sindh for Polio Eradication and Immunization Dr Mohammad Usman Chachar on Thursday said it is extremely unfortunate and sad that a case of polio has been reported in Karachi, which is the first case in the city since October 2014.

In his statement, He said: “We worked very hard to make the situation better and as opposed to 23 cases in Karachi in 2014 we have 1 case in 2015.” He said more work needs to be done and we realise the enormity of the challenge at hand and will further increase our efforts and sweep these areas. We are launching a case investigating and case response.”

This child had not received any routine immunisation dose and she is the child that was kept hidden from polio teams by the family which originally belongs to Waziristan.

He appealed to parents that please cooperate with polio teams and bring your children forward for vaccination so they don’t fall victim to polio.