Health department confirms fourth polio case in Balochistan

Pic20-044 LAHORE: Feb20- A health worker administering polio drops to child during anti polio campaign in the city at Railway Station in provincial capital. ONLINE PHOTO by Sajid Rana

Quetta (HRNW) The Balochistan health department confirmed the fourth polio case of the year in the province on Wednesday. The number of children affected by polio in Pakistan this year has reached 20.

A seven-year-old child was diagnosed with the virus in District Sohbatpur. This year, 10 cases have been reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six from Sindh and four from Balochistan. At least 128 polio cases were recorded across the country in 2019.


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