While the speculations are on rife that many children have been died after pulse polio immunization, Medical Superintendent GB Panth, Dr Shafqat Khan on Sunday said that the reports coming from various districts are baseless. “No death has been reported with the pulse polio vaccination from anywhere,” he said. While talking to KNS over phone, Dr Khan said that people are visiting the hospital from every nook and corner to check-up their children who were vaccinated from the wee hours of Sunday morning. “People should calm over the issue as the reports coming from the different areas are baseless. People should not pay heed over the issue,” he said. Khan further told KNS said that people are visiting the hospital but after going through the check-up everything is alright. “There is no need panic over the issue and the tests conducted of the children are normal,” he said. He said that the vaccination is meant for the well being of the children. “How come the vaccination led to the death of any children? Authority’s check the material before using it,” he said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch