(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT News Reports
KABUL: A new polio case has been reported by local officials
in southern Uruzgan province.
Dr. Saifudin, head of the polio campaign for Uruzgan said on
Tuesday that a two years old kid was affected by polio in Meher Abad village of
Terinkot city, the provincial capital.
'Family of the polio affected kid lives on the outskirts of
Terinkot city and they (family) did not have access to health facilities,' he
Meanwhile, provincial health care officials said the
anti-polio vaccine was not launched in Mehrab Abad village duet to security
conditions, thus a number of children have not received the polio immunization.
Also, head of the immunization department for the southern provinces
has expressed concerns over reports of polio cases in the southern parts of
Afghanistan. 'Seven cases of polio have been registered before, this (polio) is
a great threat to the Afghan children,' he said.
In the past three months nine cases of polio have been
registered so far, thus three polio cases in Urozgan, two in Kandahar, three
Helmand and one in Kunar.