83 polio cases reported in 2013


Karachi: As many as 83 polio cases have been reported across Pakistan since January 2013, said Additional Secretary Health Sindh Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi on Monday.

Dr Solangi said a total of 83 polio cases had been reported in Pakistan this year so far, out of which 07 were reported in Sindh, 06 in Punjab, 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 60 in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). No polio case was detected in Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan in 2013.

He further said 58 polio cases had been reported across the country in last year in 2012. Similarly, the data of year-wise polio cases reported in Sindh province as 07 cases in 2013, 04 in 2012, 33 in 2011, 27 in 2010, 12 in 2009, 18 in 2008, 12 in 2007, 12 in 2006 and 5 in 2005.

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