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Inadequate security: Polio drive delayed in five high-risk UCs of Karachi

KARACHI: An anti-polio drive failed to kick off in five union councils of the district West due to lack of security measures for polio teams, ARY News reported.

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Anti-polio campaign was due to start today in five high-risk zones of Karachi including Gadap, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Peerabad and Mominabad.

However, vaccinators could not make it to these areas due to want of security. Polio vaccinators said they were awaiting district administration to provide adequate security so that the polio drive could begin.

District West is one of the major high-risk zones of Karachi, where polio cases frequently surface as children in these areas miss polio vaccinations due to militancy threats.

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