ISLAMABAD - In what appeared to be the 14th polio case in Pakistan this year, the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Wednesday confirmed another child was paralysed in North Waziristan. According to the spokesperson of the Ministry of National Health Services, in total cases 13 children belong to North Waziristan. He said that the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, namely North and South Waziristan, D I Khan, Bannu, Tank, and Lakki Marwat, are at the highest risk of wild polio virus transmission. He said that the Pakistan Polio Programme had repeated immunization campaigns in Southern KP since the first child was reported with polio-induced paralysis and continues to strive to ensure that the virus does not spread.


“Even though these cases are happening in the same part of the country, parents and caregivers around Pakistan must remain extremely vigilant and give their children repeated doses of the polio vaccine,” he added.