Polio vaccination team attacked in Pakistan

Discussion in 'Pakistan' started by Voldemort, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Voldemort

    Voldemort Senior Member Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2013
    Likes Received:
    ISLAMABAD: A polio vaccination team, accompanied by policemen, was attacked in Pakistan on Monday while administrating polio vaccination drops to children, media reported.

    At least one person was injured when the attack took place in Charsadda district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Dawn online reported.

    Northwestern Pakistan has seen scores of incidents where polio vaccination teams were attacked.

    The Federally Administered Tribal Agencies (FATA), which has never been able to vaccinate its targeted population of around nine million since the global polio eradication initiative began in Pakistan in the mid-1990s, has become a real challenge for the government and UN agencies. They are finding it extremely hard to address the issue of reaching unvaccinated children and tackle vaccination refusal cases.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) said that Pakistan is responsible for nearly 80 per cent of polio cases reported globally.

    Polio vaccination team attacked in Pakistan - The Times of India
    Kshatriya87 likes this.
  3. Kshatriya87

    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

    Feb 12, 2014
    Likes Received:
    This news should probably become a daily routine in Pakistan - "aaj aasman saaf rahega, taapmaan 32 degree C rahega, dhundli baarish aur polio vaccination team ke mare jane ki shakyata hai, DHANYAVAAD".
  4. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    Likes Received:
    Akhand Bharat
    Polio workers boycott campaign in Balochistan as 4 workers gunned down
    Syed Ali Shah

    QUETTA: Four polio workers, including three women, were killed and three others injured on Wednesday morning when unknown gunmen opened fire on a polio vaccination team near Quetta's Eastern Bypass area. The Lady Health Workers (LHW) association in the province subsequently announced a boycott of the polio campaign in Balochistan.

    According to police, armed men opened fire at the polio team, killing four people, injuring three. After launching the attack, the assailants escaped from the site of incident. Bodies of the victims were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta for postmortem.

    Speaking to the media, one health worker said that until security is provided, they will continue boycotting the campaign. They also said that the government has failed to provide security to health workers.

    is this imran khan new pakistan


Share This Page