Wednesday, 17 October 2012

One million children deprived of polio vaccination In Pakistan

KARACHI: At least one million children were deprived of vaccination during the recent polio eradication drive.

According to the National Health Department, the drive had set a target of administering vaccination to 3.4 million children across the country.

Vaccination could not be administered to 400,00 children in Punjab, 300,000 in Sindh, 212,000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 30,000 in Balochistan and 33,000 in FATA.

Sources revealed that the law and order situation and difficulties in gaining access to children made the task difficult.

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