Po­lio Cam­paign

Enterprise - - Letters -

It is a shock­ing sit­u­a­tion that more than thou­sands of fam­i­lies across the coun­try re­fused to get their chil­dren vac­ci­nated in the pre­vi­ous rounds of po­lio vac­ci­na­tion and so many chil­dren were missed be­cause their fam­i­lies were not avail­able when vac­ci­na­tion teams vis­ited their homes dur­ing the the lat­est round of the Na­tional Po­lio Cam­paign.

It is the pri­mary re­spon­si­bil­ity of par­ents to get their chil­dren vac­ci­nated reg­u­larly to save them from a life­time of dis­abil­ity, but many are re­luc­tant to do so due to il­lit­er­acy and ig­no­rance about the grav­ity of the po­lio virus. Civil so­ci­ety or­ga­ni­za­tions and so­cial ac­tivists have to play an ac­tive role to cre­ate aware­ness among par­ents about the se­ri­ous prob­lem of po­lio virus.

Shaikh Ab­dul Rasheed

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