Imran Khan, while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the ‘Polio Eradication Campaign’. Appealed to the family to come forward and get the polio vaccine to their children.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday. That it is a shame that our country is one of the two countries where polio is still present. Khan, while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the nationwide ‘Polio Eradication Campaign’ in Islamabad. Appealed to the family to come forward and get the polio vaccine given to their children.
He said that it is a “shame” that Pakistan is one of the two countries in the world where polio is still present. According to the World Health Organization, Pakistan. Afghanistan and Niger are the only countries that have not been able to control polio so far.
Earlier in April, HIV infection was detected in Ratodero in Larkana district of Sindh province of Pakistan. By October, the number of HIV positive had reached close to 1100. There were 900 children involved in this. The Pak government had shut down clinics, blood banks. And doctors’ shops that were not registered due to the spread of the virus.
Pakistan had fought a good war against polio in 2017 when polio cases had come down to just 8. But later they increased to 12 in 2018 and to 98 in 2019.
Polio is an infectious disease, also known as poliomyelitis. Its virus mainly enters the body through the mouth. The virus then attacks the central nervous system through the blood cells. A vaccine (vaccine) discover in 1955 to prevent this deadly disease.
To avoid this, a booster dose should be given between 16 and 24 months of age at birth. In the sixth, tenth, and fourteenth weeks.
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