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KP health minister administers polio drops to his kids

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan on Wednesday administered polio drops to his children in front of journalists here in Peshawar, ARY News reported.

“Polio vaccines are absolutely safe. People should not lend their ears to rumours,” Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan said while talking to media amid rumours of defection of polio drops.

He said those spreading rumours about polio vaccines were foes of humanity. He requested the media to support the anti-polio campaign.

“A positive reporting always destroys rumours,” he said.

The KP health minister said the anti-polio campaign would continue in the province.

“We will not rest until defeating polio,” he said.

Read More: At least 13,000 parents deny administering anti-polio drops to their children in Punjab

On April 24, following the polio drama in Peshawar, more than 13,000 parents had denied administering anti-polio drops to their children in the drive against this crippling disease, in Punjab.

According to Coordinator Emergency Centres for Polio Elevation Program Salman Ghani, the anti-polio drive had suffered serious blow in the province as thousands of parents had refused administering anti-polio drops to their children across Punjab, in the wake of Peshawar Polio drama.

Peshawar was gripped in panic Monday morning as rumours spread like a wildfire that the anti-polio vaccine had caused children to fall ill and faint in several areas of the city.

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