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Pakistan reports fourth polio case of 2024

This is the first case reported in Sindh, while the previous three polio cases emerged in Balochistan.

Pakistan has reported the fourth polio case of the year 2024.

As reported, the victim is a 30-month-old child hailing from Bhirkan Union Council in Lakhi tehsil, Shikarpur.

This is the first case reported in Sindh, while the previous three polio cases emerged in Balochistan.

According to the National Institute of Health in Islamabad, this newest case was also of the Type-1 Wild Poliovirus (WPV1), just like the previous three cases.

As reported, the child was taken to a hospital after he suddenly developed weakness in both lower limbs and could not hold his neck up.

The child has been administered several Oral Polio Vaccines during previous immunisation campaigns, but authorities are verifying the claim.

Following the development, PM’s coordinator on National Health Services Dr Malik Mukhtar Bharat said that a team has been deployed to conduct a full investigation in the case.

On the other hand, the Mini­stry of National Health Services has appointed Muhammad Anwarul Haq, the ministry’s joint secretary as the coordinator of the Natio­nal Emer­gency Operation Center for Polio Eradication.

Pakistan will launch a new campaign to vaccinate over 16.5 million children under the age of five in 66 districts on Monday.

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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