Karachi: WHO anti-polio campaign stopped due to attacks
KARACHI: Following attacks on vaccination workers, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) anti-polio campaign has been stopped in the city.
Four female workers of the campaign were killed while performing their duties in the Landhi andOrangi Town areas of the city. Two male team members were also injured during the attack in Orangi Town.
Following the attacks, Sindh Health Secretary, Dr Sageer Ahmed condemned the attacks and issued a statement that the anti-polio drive had been halted in the city.
Earlier on Tuesday, a female worker of the anti-polio campaign was killed inPeshawar which prompted the WHO to recommend to stop the campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The 14 year old volunteer was critically wounded when she was shot and later succumbed to her injuries at theLadyReadingHospital.