Police arrests suspect for starting campaign against polio vaccination in Peshawar

Police arrests suspect for starting campaign against polio vaccination in Peshawar

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Police has arrested a suspect for launching a malicious campaign against polio vaccination and the conspiracy against anti-polio campaign has been exposed.

According to reports, Police has arrested a suspect who faked the children’s death due to vaccination in provincial capital, today (Tuesday).

Police officials told media that the suspect spread the rumor that the polio drops had worsened the health of the kids after which, the enraged locals stormed Mashokhel Hospital and set DHQ Hospital’s office on fire.

A case has also been lodged against dozens of people while raids are underway to nab them.

Earlier, the residents had protested against the hospital management as several children fell unconscious after administering anti-polio drops.

Coordinator Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) Kamran Afridi said that the vaccination was not expired and that it cannot cause reaction. School administration scuffled with the polio workers when they reached for vaccination, he told.

Moreover, Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) had taken notice of the incident and directed to launch investigation into the matter.

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