3000 Security Personals to Guard Anti-Polio Teams in FATA

FATA Anti-Polio Campaign in Khyber Agency on November 18, 2014. PakistanTribe.Com

Peshawar – Three days special Polio campaign launched in Khyber Agency, 2400 teams of health workers guarded by 3,000 security personal.

Around 127,000 in Khber Agency vaccinated during three days special Polio campaign, however has been delayed in Tehsil of Bara, one of the most high risk areas due to security reasons.

Health-workers in Landikotal have also refused to participate in the drive as they had not been paid for their efforts in the last 10 campaigns.

Khyber Agency has the highest number of reported polio cases after the restive North Waziristan Agency.

Earlier in September, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province had reported 25 polio cases for the year with at least five traced back to Fata.

In Pakistan till now 243 Polio cases were reported during this year, 155 cases from Federally Administrative Tribal Area (FATA), 49 from Khyber Pakhtukhwa (KP), 25 cases from and 11 from Blochistan.

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