NEW YORK: World polio day is being observed today across the world. Polio is an incurable disease which disables a man constantly. But a man can be saved from this disease only by its vaccination before the disease starts. Over 122 phases of anti-polio in Pakistan at the national level have been completed but polio is still defaming Pakistan at world level.
220 polio cases have been found in the recent year in Pakistan yet in which 143 were found in FATA, 45 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 22 in Sindh, 6 in Baluchistan and 3 in Punjab. Anti-polio campaign is facing difficulties in the country after 2012. Polio workers and law enforcement agencies sacrificed their lives in order to save others’ children from polio.
The cause of failing the anti-polio campaign and spreading the polio virus is that the parents don’t allow their children to be vaccinated. The continuous increase in the ratio of polio cases in Pakistan, the foreign countries have bound the Pakistanis to be vaccinated for polio before entering their countries.
World health organization, UNICEF and other international organizations are helping Pakistan to remove the disease but also they have emphasized scholars and Islamic preachers to make the people aware of this disease nationally or internationally.