Tag Archives: Polio

63 new polio cases reported

With 63 new cases of polio having being reported in Pakistan in 2011, the country could potentially become the last polio reservoir in the world and efforts for its eradication needed to

Task force says polio case reported in Manghopir Colony

KARACHI – A polio case has been reported in Manghopir Colony of Orangi Town, it was revealed during a meeting of the District Task Force for Polio Eradication held at the Civic Center on Wednesday. The meeting was chaired by Karachi District Coordination Officer (DCO) Muhammad Hussain Syed and attended by town administrators, Health Executive District Officer (EDO) Dr Nasir Javed, Education EDO Dr Ibrahim Kanbhar, Revenue deputy district officers, assistant education officers, a

8-month-old girl becomes 7th polio sufferer in province this year

KARACHI – A new polio case was reported in Karachi on Friday, according to Sindh Health Department’s Public Relations Officer Saleem Khan.
18-month-old Maria Tawab Khan, resident of Baloch Colony in Orangi Town, was diagnosed with the onset of polio on March 29, whereas, according to the final report, it was confirmed on Friday that she has polio.
“Her vaccination status is zero plus seven and she is suffering from P-1 type polio virus,” Khan said.
With this new case,

Polio immunisation campaign in KP launched

PESHAWAR – Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Karamat Ullah Khan on Saturday announced to hold a three-day special anti-polio vaccination campaign while urging greater role of media and political parties to make it a success. The special immunisation drive would start from April 4th to 6th in the thirteen districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They include Peshawar, Chitral, Swat, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera Mardan, Kohat, Hangu, Karak, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Tank and Dera

Polio Cure a distant dream – 0.25 million children inaccessible in FATA

ISLAMABAD – Lack of coordination between the legislators and bureaucracy is responsible for the failure to control polio in the country, as 24 new cases have been registered so far in the current year, which is twice in number when compared with same period last year. Another alarming fact is that 0.25 million children are still inaccessible in FATA. Public representatives and health experts made these comments on Monday while asking for proper monitoring and oversight of the National

Two more polio cases confirmed in Sindh

KARACHI – Two more polio cases were reported in Sindh on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to five during the current year. The fresh polio cases have been reported at a time when a national immunisation campaign concluded in the beginning of this month with the authorities claiming to have covered 95 percent of the targeted area. Extended Programme on Immunisation (EPI) Project Director Dr Mazhar Khamisani said a one-year-old girl identified as Noor Bano, daughter of Ali