Polio workers dodge bullets in Chaman

By: News Desk      Published: 12:42 PM, 27 Sep, 2020
Polio workers dodge bullets in Chaman
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Unknown armed men opened fire on polio workers in Roghani area of Balochistan’s border district of Chaman on Sunday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the TV channel, no polio worker was injured in the attack. However, a member of the Levies security force deployed for their protection was injured in the firing.

Amid tight security arrangement, the anti-polio drive was continuing in various parts of Balochistan under which 2.5 million children up to five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops.

The number of polio cases in the province has risen to 20 this year while the number of cases was 12 as compared to the last year.

According to an official of health department, anti-polio drive has been initiated in Balochistan during which 2.5 million children would be vaccinated against the polio virus. Quetta, Pishin and Qilla Abdullah have been declared as most sensitive districts.