Pakistanis barred from travelling abroad without polio vaccination proof
The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication has barred Pakistanis from travelling abroad without confirmation of vaccination against the deadly virus, as three more polio cases were reported in Balochistan.
A six-member World Health Organisation (WHO) delegation, comprising of four international and two national experts, led by Muhammadi Muhammad came to Quetta to find polio cases in Balochistan, reports the Daily Times.
Muhammad said that at least four cases of polio have been reported in the province, three of them on November 29 in Killa Abdullah district.
He said the polio campaign has been delayed for the last two months, and added that 10 cases of type 2 have also been detected which are not being considered polio cases by the WHO.
Muhammad said three polio campaigns would be launched in three districts of Balochistan - Killa Abudllah, Quetta and Pishin. The campaigns will run from December 10 to 12, December 23 to 25 and January 7 to 9, respectively.