No polio campaign in nine snowbound union councils of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
[Dawn] Nine union councils of Mansehra
...a city and an eponymous district in eastern Khyber-Pakthunwa, nestled snug up against Pak Kashmir, with Kohistan and Diamir to the north and Abbottabad to the south...
district are to miss the upcoming polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
vaccination campaign due to heavy snowfall, according to district executive officer (health) Dr Siddiqur Rehman.

"Polio campaign will not be carried out in nine snowbound union councils of the district," the DCO said during the campaign's inaugural function at King Abdullah Teaching Hospital (Kath) here on Saturday.

State minister Sardar Shahjehan Yousaf inaugurated the polio campaign by administering oral vaccine to a child.

Medial superintendent of Kath Dr Niaz Mohammad were also present on the occasion.

"We are not going to hold polio drive in nine snowbound union councils of the district. The new schedule for it will be announced after the weather clears," said the EDO.

He said a total of 220,000 children of and under five years of age would be administered polio drops in 50 union council of Mansehra.

Dr Rehman said the union councils where polio drive wouldn't be held included Kaghan, Hangrai, Ghanool, Jabbar Davli, Chatter Plan, Battal, Hilkot, Kuwai and Jaraid.

Minister Yousaf said the government was taking all possible measures for polio eradiation from the country.

"Though the government is using all its resources to end polio from the country, it is also the responsibility of all segments of the society, including parents, to extend full support to the government in making the country polio-free," he said.In Lakki Marwat, DCO Nisar Ahmad on Saturday called upon the officials of local administration, heads of the line departments and health authorities to ensure strict monitoring of polio teams during the three-day anti-polio drive starting from tomorrow (Monday).

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-17