SHEIKHUPURA - After the detection of polio virus in a nine-month-old child in village Butter, Farooqabad, DCO Rashid Kamal has constituted a three members investigation committee to ascertain facts and pinpoint the reason.
The committee consists of the Assistant Commissioner, District Officer Coordination and District Officer (DO) Health has been tasked with pinpointing “as to what went wrong” that led the polio virus infected the child despite effective anti-polio arrangements and immunisation in the district. The child nine-month-old Husnain, son of a farmer Mehboob Ali, a resident of village Butter near Farooqabad was found to have been infected by polio virus. According to the district Health Department, the affected kid had been administered anti-polio vaccine since his birth. The committee will ascertain either anti-polio vaccine was spurious or there was any negligence on the part of the Health Department. Moreover, the committee will also examine whether the kid had been affected by polio virus in the womb during pregnancy as his mother had stayed with her parents for about six months in a village near Faisalabad. It is possible that the virus could have penetrated into the kid through unhygienic drinking water. The committee will submit its report to the DCO as early as possible.