Another polio case reported from Balochistan; 2nd of Pakistan during 24 hours


QUETTA (6AM Report): It is no less than a big blow to the anti-polio endeavours in Balochistan as another polio case has been surfaced from the province on Friday.

According to the Health Department sources, the new case of polio has been reported from Chaman district.

The sources confirmed that the polio virus was detected in a 52-month old child belonging to Chaman.

Earlier, polio case was reported from Dera Bugti on Thursday last. Needless to mention here is that it is first case of polio reported from Chaman and second one from Pakistan.

Prior to this, no polio case had been reported during last three years in the province.

Meanwhile, after reporting of new polio cases from the province, a special polio immunization campaign has been planned in nine districts of the province.

The campaign would be run in Kech, Khuzdar, Lasbela, Hub, Dera Bugti, Sibi, Naseerabad, Usta Muhammad and Jaffarabad.

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