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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Implements Bold Measures to Boost Polio Vaccination Campaign

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has recently unveiled a robust strategy to enhance the efficacy of the polio vaccination campaign. Health Minister Qasim Ali Shah, in assuming his responsibilities, declared a groundbreaking initiative to revoke the national identity cards of parents who resist administering polio drops to their children.

The announcement came following a comprehensive briefing by Secretary Health Mahmood Ahmad Wazir on the ongoing health initiatives within the province. Minister Shah emphasized the need for an in-depth presentation on the Sehat Card Plus by Tuesday, indicating a proactive approach toward improving healthcare access.

Notably, Pakistan and Afghanistan persist as the only two nations where the polio virus continues to circulate, posing a persistent global health threat. The World Health Organization has underscored the urgency of eradicating polio in these regions to prevent the risk of a global resurgence.

The gravity of the situation lies in the absence of a cure for polio, rendering vaccination the sole preventative measure. Minister Shah’s announcement reflects the government’s unwavering commitment to achieving widespread vaccination coverage, aiming not only to protect the children of KP but also to contribute to the global effort to eradicate polio.

As the global community remains vigilant against the potential resurgence of polio, the KP government’s decision to take strict measures against vaccine refusal underscores the significance of collective responsibility in eliminating this preventable disease. The move aligns with broader public health goals and emphasizes the pivotal role of vaccination campaigns in safeguarding communities and fostering global health security.

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