In an alarming revelation, at least 2,200 polio-refusal cases have been reported in Rawalpindi district during the ongoing drive.
According to reports, the recent anti-polio drive is focusing on 16 Union Councils (UCs) of Rawalpindi district. The campaign will end on February 28 (today).
Authorities have been informed about the people who refused to vaccinate their people for several reasons. Sources say that action will be taken against the parents that refused the vaccination.
The teams of the World Health Organisation (WHO), who are monitoring the polio drive, have expressed satisfaction on the quality of the vaccination used during the campaign.
The Chief Executive of District Health Authority, Dr. Muhammad Rashid, said the 16 Union Councils of the district were carefully selected for the anti-polio campaign because wild poliovirus was detected in samples taken from that area.
He added that the environmental samplings in the area will continue till the end of February in which children up to 10 years of age will be vaccinated.