Sehat ka Ittehad campaign: 38,000 parents refuse polio vaccination to children

PESHAWAR: More than 38,000 parents refused to inoculate polio drops to their children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) in the ongoing Sehat ka Ittehad campaign.

Currently, third phase of Sehat ka Ittehad campaign is underway in KPK.

According to details, 10,000 parents in the first round, 14,000 in the second whereas 11,100 parents in the third round rejected to get their children vaccinated against the polio disease.

According to the health department, 38,000 denial cases have so far been reported due to which more than 1 lac children were deprived of the polio drops.

However, no denial case has been registered from Chitral, Boneer, Butagaram, Shangla and Kohat whereas 5000 parents in Bannu, 4719 in Sawabi, 2800 in Laki Marwat, 1980 in Nowshehra, 1500 in Charsada, 704 in Dera Ismail Khan, 610 in Kohat, 510 in Mardan, 502 in Tank, 336 in Hangu, 68 in Abbottabad, 37 in Haripur, 35 in Mansehra, 10 in Malakand, 9 in Swat and two in Dir upper remained obstinate on not inoculating the polio drops to their children.

INP

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