Another polio case emerges in Sindh
KARACHI: The Emergency Operation Centre for Polio in Sindh has confirmed one new polio case for the year 2020 from District Naushero Feroz, taking the total tally of Sindh to 7 and 23 for Pakistan for the current year.
A 28 months old male child has been affected by polio with weakness in UC Chaheen Sulman in Naushero Feroz district with the date of onset being February 8.
The child had received 7 doses of OPV according to parents and investigation was in process. Both lower limbs had been affected, said a statement issued here on Saturday.
National EOC and Sindh EOC have started to fight back to get polio eradication on track and reverse this trend. The first step was successful till December’s National Immunization Day followed by a case response in January and yet another campaign conducted in February. In Karachi, the February campaign achieved 97.5 and the overall Sindh campaign achieved above 100 percent administrative coverage.
Efforts and delivery of quality campaigns over the next few months will bridge the immunity gap that will surely lead to significant decrease in intensity of virus transmission in 2nd half of the current year and will yield results. – APP